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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Panama confirms first death from dengue

Machine translated article from El Nuevo Diario :

" The Ministry of Health of Panama today confirmed that a 60 year old man became the first fatality of dengue in the country where this year there have been 1,964 cases of the disease, according to official statistics.

In a statement, the Health Ministry said the victim, not identified but notes that dwelt in the town of Chepo, about 50 miles from Panama City, was treated at a health center in the community on November 27 last and then transferred to the capital Santo Tomas Hospital "diagnosed with dengue with warning signs."

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