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Alert for increase in dengue cases in Medellín

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Alert for increase in dengue cases in Medellín

In the first four months of this year, 755 cases of dengue and four deaths have been reported in Medellín, two of them minors, probably caused by this disease.

This represents an increase of 1,027%, compared to the same period of the previous year. The highest incidence is in children between 5 and 15 years old, and in adults between 20 and 35 years old.

Currently, in the city there are eight outbreaks with the highest number of dengue cases: Belén Aguas Frías, Belén Rincón, Caicedo, Popular, El Socorro, San Cristóbal, San Javier and Andalucía, all with progress towards neighboring areas.

“We have the obligation to issue an epidemiological alert so that all citizens begin with care measures that include the search and elimination of breeding sites. Both in our workplace and at home we must be attentive to those containers in which water is stored to prevent the spread of the mosquito,” said the Secretary of Health, Natalia López Delgado.

How to take care of yourself?

Given the situation, it is recommended to constantly use mosquito repellent, wear clothes that cover a large part of the body and that are not black, look for and eliminate mosquito breeding sites inside the home, such as containers, buckets, vases and tires. containing stagnant water.

Additionally, if you have any symptoms of the disease, you should go to health services and not self-medicate.

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