Dengue outbreak in Paraguay has killed 16 people, parliament approves emergency health status

On 17 February,media reported that the Paraguayan Chamber of Deputies had passed a draft law that the country should declare a state of emergency health because of the dengue outbreak. According to the report, according to the country’s health department, since January 2020, Paraguay has had 4,255 confirmed cases of dengue fever and 85,000 suspected cases. To prevent the outbreak from worsening, the Senator introduced the bill.

Once passed by the House, the bill will be sent to the president for a final decision. Paraguay’s president, Mario Abdo Benitez, was cured of dengue fever in January.

Paraguay’s health ministry says 16 people have died in this year’s dengue outbreak as of the 14th. An additional 85 deaths are under investigation to determine whether these people died of dengue fever.

Dengue fever (dengue) is an acute insect-borne infection caused by the mosquito-borne transmission of the dengue virus. Dengue virus infection can lead to recessive infection, dengue fever, dengue haemorrhagic fever. Typical clinical manifestations of dengue fever are acute, high fever, headache, severe soreness of muscles, bone joints, rash in some patients, tendency to bleed, swollen lymph nodes, reduced white blood cell count, platelet reduction, etc.

Dengue outbreak in Paraguay has killed 16 people, parliament approves emergency health status