Health alert follows 5 dengue deaths, 2,676 cases

Female Aedes aegypti

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A countrywide sanitary alert was issued by the Ministry of Health (Minsa) on Wednesday, November 6  as the of confirmed cases of people infected with dengue virus from bites of Aedes aegypti. Rose to  2,676, including five deaths.

Three deaths occurred in San Miguelito, one in Panama Metro and another in Chepo. 

The alert urges citizens to eliminate mosquito breeding sites in homes; They stress that fumigation kills adult mosquitoes, but not larvae and warn people to, cover containers where water is stored. change water in vases every three days. 4. Change the water in the pets’ drinking fountain daily.

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