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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Dengue epidemic in Nicaragua rebounded with thousands of infections

Machine translated article from El Nuevo Diario :

" The dengue epidemic in Nicaragua rebounded nearly a dozen deaths and nearly five thousand people infected so far this year, medical sources said on Tuesday to official media.

The Director of Epidemiology of the Ministry of Health (MoH), Carlos Saenz, said the country is witnessing "a slight increase in cases" and urged people to increase hygiene measures.

During 2013, health authorities have confirmed nine deaths from the disease, mostly children and teenagers. Among the victims are a 16-year-old gave birth and died just days later.

In addition, some 4,900 people have been infected with dengue in Nicaragua and currently there are 57 patients hospitalized, according to official figures."

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