The occurrence of autochthonous cases of dengue in several provinces of the country, mainly the Litoral, generated a national epidemiological alert.
The statement from the Ministry of Health of the Nation indicates that it is necessary an "intensification of surveillance of arbovirosis before the confirmation of viral circulation of dengue in Argentine territory and situation of yellow fever in Brazil."
At least 28 cases of autochthonous dengue have already been registered, ie people who contracted the disease in Argentina and have no history of travel abroad. "Viral dengue circulation in Argentina is currently recorded with indigenous cases in Misiones, Formosa, Salta and Santa Fe," says the Ministry's internal report. "The Health Ministry urges health teams to intensify epidemiological surveillance of cases and raise awareness of the clinical suspicion of dengue and other arboviruses, including yellow fever in people who have been in risk areas," they said.
The symptoms of this disease are:
That is why they asked for caution, but to deepen prevention measures.
Among the measures taken to prevent, it was decided to strengthen the epidemiological surveillance of dengue and yellow fever, comply with the immediate notification through the National Health Surveillance System of all cases since the suspicion and with complete data and, above all, strengthen the measures that the population must take:
Dengue is serious when bleeding occurs.
What is dengue?
High fever (no cold).
Pain behind the eyes, muscles and joints.
Nausea and vomiting.
Bleeding from the nose and gums.
Rash on the skin.