Alert for increase in dengue in Acapulco – El Sol de México

ACAPULCO. He Dengue is one of the two main diseases that are served in the modules of the IMSS-Wellbeing and of the Health Secretary installed in Acapulco to serve the population after the hurricane Otisaccording to doctors and nurses who work there.

According to the Epidemiological Bulletin of the Federal Ministry of Healthin Warrior add up, with a cut-off date of November 4, 1,876 cases of dengue in its three variants, non-serious, with warning signs and serious. Prior to the arrival of OtisAs of October 21, there were 1,789 confirmed cases in the state.

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In Acapulco there are 512 cases

Between the step of Otis and the last cut of Health 8 were accumulated7 new cases of dengue throughout the state of Warrior.

The fear of a major outbreak of dengue in the area affected by the hurricane stems from the large amount of debris, accumulated garbage, puddles and mudflats that create an environment conducive to the reproduction of the dengue. mosquito aedes aegyptytransmitter of the disease.

El Sol de México published on October 15 that during this year dengue cases quadrupled compared to 2022. This increase, which affects a large part of Latin America, caused an alert from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO).

Throughout Mexicoto the epidemiological week 44 —which ended on November 4— the Ministry of Health recognizes 37,450 cases of dengue.

Marina, resident of Acapulco, He knew he had dengue because of the symptoms he presented: body pain, high fever and vomiting, Since when he was 13 he had the disease, and now at 47 he was infected again.

Now Marina is part of the 512 cases of dengue in Acapulco, which seem few to her, because many people report similar symptoms, In addition to the fact that there are many mosquitoes and the staff of the Ministry of Health has not passed through fumigate streets.

It was Friday night when Marina started to feel bad. He relates that She felt a chill run through her body while she was talking to her husband. to whom he told his discomfort and then went to sleep.

In the early morning, Marina’s blood pressure began to rise. temperature and the pain of body. She got out of bed and went to look for her thermometer to check herself, she had 38 degrees temperature.

He took a paracetamol and around 10:00 on Saturday morning he went to the hospital module. IMSS-Wellbeing which is at the entrance of the Vicente Guerrero Unit 2000 —south of Acapulco on the way to the airport—where she was treated after two children with diarrhea and throat infection problems passed by.

Marina said that the doctor who works at the IMSS and participate in this campaign of traveling consultations due to the health emergency of the Hurricane Otis, He told him that dengue diseases, gastrointestinal, conjunctivitis and skin problems are the most attended to.

She commented that after the doctor examined her, she took her temperature, asked her about her symptoms, and told her that her diagnosis was dengue and I prescribe paracetamol for six days and to go visit his family doctor.

Marina was in bed for two and a half days due to the pains of body and the strong fever and dehydration as consequences of dengue.

He also reported that another doctor from IMSS wellness that participates in the module where he went for consultation, Abate gave him a insecticide effective against mosquitoes—and they agreed that they would make a home visit for fumigation, but five days later he is still waiting for them to come to his house.

Non-severe dengue manifests itself with fever of less than seven days duration and two or more of the following symptoms: headache, general malaise, joint or muscle pain, diarrhea, vomiting, lack of appetite, nausea and sometimes spots on the skin.

In it dengue with warning signs, intense and continuous abdominal pain appearspersistent vomiting, fluid accumulation, bleeding and altered state of consciousness, while In severe cases there is more intense bleeding, fluid accumulation, respiratory distress and organ damage. like the liver.

Given the increase in diseases in the port after the passage of Otis, the State Congress urged the Ministry of Health to issue a Declaration of Health Emergency.

Deputy Esteban Albarrán Mendoza pointed out that It is unknown if the state government is implementing a vaccination campaign against tetanus, hepatitis or other diseases. or if the use of face masks is promoted again to prevent the spread of respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases.

The legislator maintained that Special attention must be paid to the mental health of residents of that municipality, since according to specialists this event could cause post-traumatic stress, anxiety and depression.

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He recalled that in 2021, The agency decreed a health alert in the port, due to the proliferation of various clandestine dumpswhich is comparable to the current situation that the municipality is experiencing.

The exhortation It was approved by a majority of votes, and is specifically directed to the Commission for the Protection against Sanitary Risks of the State of Guerrero (COPRISEG).

With information from Nurit Martínez and Juan Manuel Molina.

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