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Monday, February 6, 2012

Declare health emergency in Bolivia dengue outbreak

Machine translated article from La Jornada :

" The Bolivian department of Santa Cruz declared a state of regional health emergency by the dengue epidemic that broke out in the rainy season, said Sunday the government of that region, located east of the country.

The decree of the government, released today through the main forms of Bolivia, ordered the public health centers "free care to patients with symptoms of dengue and severe dengue, in compliance with health code."

Until this weekend, six people have died in Santa Cruz for dengue, a disease caused by the bite of the mosquito "Aedes agypti" while already confirmed 328 cases and 2 000 928 are suspected of contracting the disease."

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