Coahuila registered 24 cases of rickettsia, of which 16 ended in death as reported by the Ministry of Health and most are located in San Pedro.
Roberto Bernal Gómez, head of the department, explained that last week someone died in that municipality and in the same family there are two more suspected cases that will be positive after the corresponding analysis that they already ordered.
He explained that the deaths registered this year were distributed among:
- 7 in San Pedro
- 5 in Saltillo
- 3 in Ramos Arizpe
- 1 in Torreon
The state official emphasized that they have intensified preventive actions against the disease such as the spreading of fumigation and timely detection of spotted fever.
Regarding the confirmed cases, they are divided in San Pedro with 8, Saltillo with 8, Ramos Arizpe with 5, Torreón with 1, Arteaga with 1, Monclova with 1.
Similarly, there are also 278 suspected cases distributed in 105 for Saltillo, 38 for Piedras Negras, 32 for San Pedro, 25 for Ramos Arizpe, 22 for Torreón, 10 for Francisco I. Madero , 7 for Frontera, 7 for Parras, 7 for Acuña, 4 for Monclova, three for San Juan de Sabinas, 5 for Matamoros, 2 for General Cepeda, 2 for Arteaga, 2 for Ocampo, 1 for Nava, 1 for Guerrero, 1 for Zaragoza, 1 for Sabinas, 1 for San Buenaventura , 1 for Cuatro Ciénegas and 1 for Sacramento.
According to figures from the Ministry of Health, The death toll still won’t exceed 2022, but it’s close. Last year there were 20 deaths in 12 months and now in the first week of September there are 17.
According to the Federal Ministry of Health, rickettsiosis comprises a group of infectious diseases caused by at least eight species of bacteria of the genus Rickettsia and which are associated with poor hygiene conditions because it transmitted by vectors, usually ticks.
“The transmission of this microorganism is through the bite of an infected scratch with an incubation period of 3 to 14 days with symptoms such as severe headache, fever of 39°C, skin rashes, pain in the muscles, general malaise, nausea, vomiting, anorexia and abdominal pain. The severity of this disease varies and its mortality ranges from 5 to 40 percent,” the agency said.