Guatemala records 21 deaths from dengue so far this year | News

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The Guatemalan Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance has registered at least 21 deaths from dengue so far in 2023.


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The entity, quoted by local media, indicated that most of the deaths were recorded in the departments of Escuintla and Chiquimula, in the south and east of the country, respectively.

In addition, he specified that among the 21 deceased are under 15 years of age. The total figure exceeds that registered in 2022, when 16 deaths occurred.

According to the Ministry, until August 12, 10,914 cases of dengue were reported, representing an increase of 135 percent compared to the 4,639 reported in the same period last year.

The authorities have alerted that among the most affected population are groups aged 5 to 9 years, as well as those from 10 to 14 years.

They also called on the population to avoid mosquito breeding sites to combat the increase in cases of the disease.

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