Bolivia's Neighbors Face Dengue Outbreak Threat

by VR Sreeraman on  March 1, 2009 at 12:00 PM Dengue News   - G J E 4
Bolivia's dengue fever epidemic, which has left at least 20 dead in recent weeks, is "unprecedented" and could affect neighboring countries, Health Minister Ramiro Tapia warned Saturday.
 Bolivia's Neighbors Face Dengue Outbreak Threat
Bolivia's Neighbors Face Dengue Outbreak Threat

"This is an unprecedented epidemic," Tapia said on state television TVB, calling on the population to acknowledge the full and serious extent of the outbreak.

"Bolivians must be aware of the seriousness of the disease and all, national and local government, municipalities and individuals, must help fight the disease."

According to health officials, there have been 20 confirmed deaths and 88 confirmed cases of the deadly hemorrhagic variant of the disease, which causes violent internal bleeding and swift fluid loss, and can lead to a quick, painful death if not treated in time.

A total of 33,735 dengue cases have been counted, 70 percent of them in the eastern region of Santa Cruz. More than 15,000 troops have been mobilized to assist health teams.

Teresa Flores, coordinator of a private health network, said "this is a national epidemic and it is going outside of our borders, it affects neighboring countries."

Argentina, Paraguay, Chile and Peru have reported cases of dengue fever originating in Bolivia, according to the newspaper La Razon.

Source: AFP

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AT Campo Grande city in Mato Grosso do Sul , a state in Brazil,ie. in Bolivia-Brasilian Border we have a dengue epidemy.
The Health authorities spend a minimous budget in epidemic controll.
In Brazil( all the country) the government midia's spread that the only manner to combat dengue is the population habits that permmit the spread of mosquito( aedes aegypt).
Since 1999 we have bi-annual breakthrough of dengue and now(2009)many denge complications are happened( Dengue Hepatitis,dengue hemorragic fever, diabetes ???).
We need an International campaign to war against dengue in south america, the rotary club international may help us like the cruzade against the paralisis.
At Campo Grande city the local authority is inert , Dr Luis Henrique Mandetta shame the doctor's and the society. WE need more hospitals( 1 hundred beds)for strategy assistance in the more populations health disctricts in the city.
Thanks for your attention and excuse my difficults in english__ JOao C.

joao_c Thursday, June 4, 2009

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