Cleaning up mosquito breeding sites
Health authorities in Herrera are on alert for an increase in dengue cases, already at 160 ranking the province second in the country for the number of confirmed cases.
Until week 32, which ended on August 11, the f Chitré district had the largest number of cases with 103.
The number of patients may be greater, as some patients do not go to health facilities which has led , the Ministry of Health (Minsa) to call on the population if they have symptoms of high fever, malaise, body aches, fatigue, and headache, go immediately to their nearest health center and remember not to medicate.
On August 14, Minsa declared health surveillance throughout the country as a public health measure for the prevention and control of dengue and other diseases such as Zika and Chikungunya.
Some 40% of confirmed cases are located in the province of Colón.