Wednesday, June 7, 2023

CDC issues epidemiological alert for dengue epidemic in the country of Peru

As of Epidemiological Week (SE) 18, 72,163 confirmed and probable cases have been reported with an average of 4,009 cases per week. 79 deaths were also reported (63 were laboratory confirmed and 16 are under investigation).

From EW 09 to EW 18, the increase was 2.7 times higher than that recorded in the first week of this year, with 7,657 dengue cases reported in EW 18 alone with 39% (543) more affected districts than in EW 9 were (initially increased), given the greater spread of the disease in departments nationwide, this was caused by the presentation of Cyclone Yaku and “Niño Costero”, which favored weather conditions of temperature and precipitation that led to higher production of vector populations. Contributed to

Cases are projected to increase by 111.1% compared to the same period in 2022 and 88.7% compared to 2017, the year in which the so-called “Coastal Child” occurred, which produced the largest dengue epidemic in our history and currently has 25 cases nationally. Out of 20 areas where dengue cases are reported. The national cumulative incidence rate (TIA) is 213.29 per 100,000 inhabitants, with 10 departments exceeding the national average, these being: Ucayali, Piura, Madre de Dios, Loreto, Ica, Tumbes, San Martín, Amazonas, Lambayeque, Huanuco.

Similarly, 29% of cases are in children and adults over 60 years of age. Of the total deaths, 45.6% (36) were reported in the elderly population, 11.4% (9) in children, 4% (3) in pregnant women and 1 death in a perinatal woman. In addition, deaths have been recorded in the departments: Ica (19), Piura (12), Lambayeque (11), Ucayali (9), San Martín (8), Junín (6), La Libertad (4), Cajamarca ( 2) ), Cusco (2), Amazona (2), Madre de Dios (1), Huanuco (1), Ayacucho (1) and Loreto (1), among dengue deaths in the departments of Ica, Lambayeque and La seeing growth. freedom.

In this context, CDC issues a document to alert the personnel of health establishments at the national level to the current epidemiological situation due to dengue in the country of Peru; To intensify integrated intervention measures contributing to the control of the epidemic.

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