“Three viruses continue to spread in the country” | Daily list

Three respiratory viruses, such as syncytial, adenovirus and the coronavirus SARS-COV-2 or Covid-19, have been spreading in the country in recent weeks, although with fewer cases, other diseases, such as dengue and leptospirosis, continue the increasing trend.

Influenza viruses have been identified through sentinel surveillance of acute respiratory infections (SARI) carried out at various health centers and as of the 12th, 1,365 were detected as reported in Epidemiological Week 32. This is a 15% decrease. Compared to the same period in 2022, in the number of reported cases.

Meanwhile, the Covid-19 report reported 125 new cases and 90 active cases in the last week, with a weekly positivity of 8.87% and a cumulative positivity of 3.79% in the last four weeks, according to the data. Bulletin No. 1121.

Dengue and Leptospirosis

However, the country has continued to show a significant increase in dengue cases in recent weeks and the demand for medical services at both government and private health facilities has increased.

As of mid-August, there have been 4,663 suspected cases, five confirmed deaths and at least 27 suspected deaths among children under 14 who presented to health centers with fever and other common symptoms. The bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito transmits the disease.

A total of 1,663 cases have been reported in the last four weeks since July, which is 59% more than the number of cases reported during the same period last year, 2022.

With 24 deaths and 277 suspected cases recorded, the incidence of leptospirosis due to the recent tropical storm Franklin, due to monsoons and flooding, is 94% higher than last year. Until today.

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Sanitation, hand washing, cleaning of surroundings, disposal of water-logged containers are some of the measures recommended by health authorities to prevent these diseases from continuing to spread and infect people. Other similar symptoms.

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