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Increased contagion by Aedes aegypti mosquito reported in Cuba

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Havana, Aug 24 (Prensa Latina) Cuba's Deputy Public Health Minister Carilda Peña reported that the current contagion levels caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito exceed by 49.5 percent the values of the same period in 2021.

During a meeting of the Government Working Group, she explained that this percentage represents 1,683 more outbreaks.

Havana, Santiago de Cuba, Holguín, Camagüey, Villa Clara, Matanzas and Las Tunas are the provinces with the highest number of dengue outbreaks in the country.

Peña pointed out that more than 22,000 IgM SUMA tests have been investigated to diagnose dengue, which showed 11,634 reactive cases.

The experts agreed that, although there is an improvement in the fight against dengue, 14 provinces, the Isla de la Juventud (Isle of Youth) special municipality, 41 municipalities and 50 health areas reported an increased contagion cases at the end of last week.

Dengue is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito and causes mild or severe symptoms that include headaches, muscle and joint pain, fever and erythema.

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