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Friday, March 2, 2012

Peru : 450 cases of dengue reported in Cajamarca

Via Peru This Week :

" On Thursday Cajamarca’s regional government approved a decree to spend 1.4 million soles in order to address the increasing cases of dengue fever in the region.

According to Peru21, there have been at least 450 cases of the dengue virus, in four areas in Cajamarca.

The most affected areas are Jaen, Tembladera, Cutervo, and San Ignacio.

Sara Palacios, head of the regional council, said the budget was approved after receiving a report from the local epidemiology agency.

The report found that cases of dengue had significantly increased compared to the same period last year, and that failure to take the necessary precautions could lead to serious consequences for Cajamarca."

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