Central and South America – Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika

From early January to October 8, the WHO reported a total of 2,499,358 dengue feverCases in America. Most dengue cases have been reported in the region from the following countries:

  • Brazil with 2,182,229 cases (87.3%) with 1,135 deaths (CFR: 0.045%)
  • Nicaragua with 63,853 cases (2.6%).
  • Peru with 60,869 cases (2.4%)
  • Colombia with 50,688 cases (2.0%)
  • Mexico with 36,926 cases (1.5%).

At least nine countries have reported all four dengue virus serotypes (DENV 1, DENV 2, DENV 3, DENV 4) this year.

For STD-related diseases, chikungunya and Zika, a total of 250,150 have been diagnosed in 12 out of 52 countries and territories in the Americas Chikungunya– Reported cases, of which 125,264 are confirmed (50.1%). 99 percent of chikungunya cases have been reported in Brazil (247,537). There have been 75 reported deaths associated with chikungunya infection.

Total 31,443 Zika infection It has been reported in 13 out of 52 countries in the Americas, including four deaths.

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dengue fever

Dengue fever is common in most tropical or subtropical countries around the world holiday destination. Dengue virus infects nearly 400 million people in more than 120 countries each year. The virus is spread by the Aedes mosquito. Most people live with little or no symptoms, but more than two million people each year develop severe dengue hemorrhagic fever that kills more than 25,000 people each year.

To avoid infection, travelers should use an insect repellent that contains the active ingredient DEET or Icaridin Protection from insect bites.

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>> What: paho.org, 09.11.2022

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