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Dengue in Argentina: they confirm another two deaths in Tucumán and there are already at least 7 throughout the country


There were also fatalities in Jujuy, Salta and Santa Fe. They ask to reinforce prevention. They investigate a suspicious case in Buenos Aires.

In the midst of the health alert for

dengue cases

, the province of



two new deaths

for which there are already

at least seven victims throughout the country


The authorities insist on continuing with preventive measures.

This Tuesday, the Tucumán Ministry of Public Health reported that both fatalities were two men who were hospitalized in public sector hospitals.

One of them had comorbidities.

He was identified as

Leandro Ibarra

, 34 years old, who lived in the

Tucuman capital


He suffered from obesity.

The health authorities did not provide data on the other man so far, although it was learned that he lived in 

La Banda del Río Salí.

Last Thursday the first death from dengue in the province had been registered.

A man identified as Jesús Emanuel Valdez, 21, who also suffered from comorbidities.

Faced with this situation, the Tucuman Ministry of Public Health continued to carry out blockade operations, focal controls and sanitation tasks that consisted of going

house to house

where there was accumulated waste and discarding everything that could accumulate water.

In addition, Health recommended that the population continue with preventive measures to avoid possible mosquito bites and subsequent infections, such as the use of repellent in children and adults, especially in the early morning and late afternoon.

This Monday, meanwhile, the death of

a 49-year-old woman in Jujuy was also known.

The first death from the disease in that province was registered at the Arturo Zabala hospital in the city of Perico, 38 kilometers from the capital of Jujuy, and was the victim of a woman who "had pre-existing diseases."

In this context, the provincial director of Health, Fabiana Vaca, told the Télam agency that there are "19 inmates with cases of dengue, none of them are serious, although strict surveillance is maintained."

These cases are added to the three

deceased who were reported on Friday in the National Epidemiological Bulletin of the national Ministry of Health:

two in Salta

with positive screening tests and another with a confirmed DEN-1 diagnosis in

Santa Fe


"The scenario is a

sustained increase

in cases from week 31 of 2022 (August 1), which is when notifications of suspected dengue cases begin to appear in the country's Surveillance System," he said on Tuesday. the national director of Control of Communicable Diseases of the Ministry of Health, Teresa Strella.

And he specified that, until the end of last week in the National Surveillance System of Argentina, 9,388 cases of dengue

were reported

, of which 8,504 have no travel history (they acquired the infection in their jurisdiction of residence), 582 were 8 are found under investigation and 302 present travel records (imported)"

"This is important because these registered cases are above what one expects compared to what has happened in previous years and with a curve that is increasing," he added in dialogue with Télam radio.

Investigate a case in the Province

The Buenos Aires Minister of Health, Nicolás Kreplak, assured that "the maximum peak moment of an epidemic"

is being recorded

, in relation to the rise in dengue and chikungunya cases in recent weeks, and called for increasing prevention measures.

"We knew it was going to happen. It started in countries where dengue and chikungunya are diseases that are always present, tropical countries," said the head of the health portfolio.

And he specified that at the end of the summer is when "the greatest number of cases" are usually seen.

"Today at the country level we have a large number of cases, which still does not exceed those we had in 2019, which was the highest recorded peak, but it is a significant number," he added on Provincia radio.

And he revealed that there was a serious case, which was "a person who came from another country and who

died with suspicion of dengue"

and then "about 38 cases with signs of concern."

The victim was a patient who traveled to Bolivia and died 20 days ago.

They carry out the epidemiological investigation to confirm if it is the first death from dengue in the Province.


look too

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Source: clarin

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