Local August 11, 2012 | 9:08 am

Health authorities concerned about dengue outbreak

Santo Domingo.– The health authorities expressed their concern about the over 70 cases of dengue fever that have been reported so far in Valverde province (northwest) as well as in other territories being hit by the outbreak.

According to health officials, active monitoring and surveillance of natural mosquito is necessary during these days to check spread of the dengue virus. Over a dozen brigades are expected to fumigate the hardest hit places.

In Santiago, the country’s second largest city, nearly 35 people have been admitted into hospitals because of the disease caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

In the last weeks, some 45 patients, mainly from Mao, Montecristi, Dajabon and other towns of the Cibao region, have been hospitalized with symptoms of dengue in different health centers, which has put the health authorities on alert.

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