Jalisco in 1st place in dengue cases in Mexico
In addition to COVID-19, Jalisco is plagued by another crisis that is intensifying: that of dengue.
Up to the last report, cases increased by 125, bringing the total to 1,203 cases, which is double that of last year at this point of the season. In 2019, on the same date, there were 581 cases.
There are also 6,796 probable cases and one confirmed death, while there are six under study and eight discarded.
The Jalisco Ministry of Health (SSJ) has invested 117.4 million pesos (MDP) to prevent and control the proliferation of the transmitting mosquito.
Jalisco remains in the first place of cases in the nation. Below is Veracruz with 934 and Michoacán with 671.
According to projections, Jalisco will have, in the worst case scenario, 18,000 affected by dengue this year.
To prevent dengue fever from proliferating, Salud Jalisco stresses that places, where water accumulates, must be cleaned from home, as they serve as breeding grounds for the mosquito.
They add that it is important to do it with the vases, basins, cisterns, water tanks, buckets, pots, and any container that can store water.
Jocotepec ranks first in the state in dengue: it has 167 cases
Jesús Carlo Cuevas González, is 25 years old. He is director of Tourism and Crafts in the Government of Jocotepec. In the “new normal” he fell ill with dengue, like his mother
Jesús Carlo Cuevas González, is 25 years old. He is director of Tourism and Crafts in the Government of Jocotepec. In the “new normal” he fell ill with dengue, like his mother. In the area where he lives he counted about 15 people who also contracted the vector.
15 days ago her mother started with an intense headache and weakness, her health worsened because she had pneumonia early, seen like this, she looked like a COVID-19 picture, but when she did the test it came out negative, but specialists were able to confirm that yes it was dengue.
Carlo was taking care of her and after a few days she started having a headache, fever, chills and then she had a temperature up to 40 degrees . The symptoms lasted 10 days, in the end he had a lot of itching from the rash. In her mother’s case, it took her 15 days to recover.
There was nothing he could do, he was practically asleep most of the time, his mother became dizzy, and due to a pre-existing illness, his recovery took longer.
The authority raised the epidemiological report and they went to his house to fumigate. When a case is reported they fumigate several blocks around.
This 2020, the municipal authorities pass the radio in the decarrification campaign as a way to reinforce the actions against the mosquito that spreads the virus. Carlo participated in one of these campaigns in 2013 and saw dengue as a very distant disease until he had symptoms.
The Ribera de Chapala area has the highest number of confirmed cases, with 167 in Jocotepec, followed by Health Region XII, where Tlaquepaque has 101 cases.