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Monday, August 1, 2011

Panama : Two deaths as complex dengue threat spreads

Via News Room Panama :

" Panama's Ministry of Health (MoH) has reported seven new suspected cases of complex hemorrhagic dengue which has already caused the deaths of two children.

A fumigation and cleaning operation is underway to eliminate mosquito breeding places of the Aedes aegypti, mosquito which transmits dengue.

According to official records, there have been 307 cases of dengue fever type 2 complex or hemorrhagic.

The number of suspected cases, although stable, rose to 13 on Friday and the Health officials await results of laboratory tests to confirm whether it is "complex dengue."

The new cases are patients from Mano de Piedra, Santa Librada, township and the Arnulfo Arias district of Arraijan.

The patients have been taken to the Social Security Hospital, Santo Tomas and the El Nino Hospital. All are in stable condition and under observation, according to a statement from the MoH.

Health Minister Franklin Vergara, said people should cooperate in eliminating mosquito breeding sites."

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