Presence of Dengue serotype 4 detected in the state of Colima

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In Colima, now that serotypes 1, 2, and 4 are circulating, vacant lots, abandoned houses, and garbage dumps become high-risk sites for the breeding of the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

In Colima, the Ministry of Health detected the circulation of dengue serotype 4, which had not occurred since 2015 and could cause an increase in positive cases during this rainy season.

And now that serotypes 1, 2, and 4 have been detected in the state, vacant lots, abandoned houses, and garbage dumps become high-risk sites, as they become potential breeding sites for the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue and other diseases like Zika and Chikungunya.

The rains have not yet started, and the density of mosquitoes has already increased in most parts of the state.

After Veracruz, Colima is the second Mexican state with the most cases of dengue in the country and is the first place with the highest incidence of the disease nationwide.

Currently 62 percent of confirmed cases in the country correspond to the states of Veracruz, Guerrero, Colima, Michoacán and Jalisco.

At the end of the epidemiological week number 18 in the country, there were 425 cases of dengue and two deaths.

Source: Noticieros Televisa

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