Europe News Desk!!! Bolivia has seen a sudden spike in dengue fever cases this year, recording a total of 8,700 cases and 29 related deaths. As of Saturday, there were 8,347 cases and 26 deaths, but that figure rose to 8,700 and 29 deaths on Sunday, Health Minister Jason Auza said at his weekly news conference on Monday. He further said, our reports show that the mortality rate of dengue is 0.3 per cent. It is important to inform the public that we must take all measures to combat this outbreak. Nearly 76 percent of cases have been detected in the eastern department of Santa Cruz, but infections have been reported in six of the country’s nine departments, Xinhua news agency reported. Auza said the government is working jointly with local authorities to fight the outbreak through eliminating mosquito breeding sites, timely detection of the disease and specialized care for patients. Dengue is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, commonly known as the yellow fever mosquito, and can be fatal in the hemorrhagic form. Symptoms include high fever, headache, vomiting and skin rashes.
World News Desk!!