However, there is a high level of larvae infection. This situation is manifested mainly in Asuncion and the central regions, reports the health portfolio. According to the data, in both urban areas 70% of larvae are infected.
As for the suspected cases, 246 were registered in the last three weeks. Asuncion and Central again cover most of them, 73.3%. The statistical breakdown shows that 130 (52.8%) are concentrated in Central. While 49 (20%) are in Asuncion.
MSP also indicates that there are currently no active outbreaks of the disease. Despite this, call to keep your guard and ask for preventive measures to eliminate mosquito breeding sites.
FACTORS. Dr. Guillermo Sequera, director of health surveillance for MSP, mentions that the notification of possible cases is in an upward curve. “Compared to previous years, it is smaller. In December, we already had 500 cases a week. The situation is connected with various reasons, including the fact that the cold season was very long. At the regional level, there has been less dengue in the past two years, "explains Sekera.
However, he points out that the most important is climbing after the holidays. But this season should not be like the previous ones, visiting the latest epidemics that have been. “This year should be calm. But it is very unpredictable. It is predicted that the El Nino event will last until the middle of the year. It brings a lot of rain. "
It also shows that they work with people from the Polytechnic Institute to develop predictive models.
CRIADEROS. The director of the Sanitary Inspectorate also comments that, according to the mapping carried out by Senepa, most of the breeding grounds found in the houses are those that people store with the intention to reuse them.
This group includes toilets, pelopincho, containers, laundries, old furniture, refrigerators and other items without use. According to the report, out of the reproduction sites found by Senepa, the descriptions correspond to 60%.