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Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Panama : High levels of dengue infestation continue to plague Chiriquí

A report from Prensa, with regards to the dengue situation in Panama :

" At least 10 communities in the province of Chiriquí continue to register a high rate of infestation of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, vectors of dengue.

Among the communities identified are: San Vicente, Los Abanicos, El Porvenir, La Estrella, Santa Marta, Bugaba, San Cristóbal, San José, IVU Dos Pinos, and Santa Cruz.

Coordinator of the vector department of the Ministry of Health, Patricio Camarena, reported that in the areas of San Vicente and Los Abanicos, aedes aegypti breeding sites were found at one of every 10 households.

Meanwhile, in the district of Bugaba, in Vista Hermosa and El Porvenir, the infestation rate registered at 8 percent and 4.7 percent respectively, while the towns of La Estrella and Santa Marta registered rates of 3.8 percent and 3.2 percent respectively."

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