El Salvador

El Salvador Dengue Fever, Chikunguya, Zika Virus – Epidemic Situation. Sitrep #2

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 On January 12th, 2016, El Salvador Government, declared a NATIONAL YELLOW ALERT for Mosquito Deceases: dengue, chick fever and zika infection

 So far this year a total of 8,584 cases of Zika have been reported, besides this, 3,236 of chik fever and 1,957 of dengue.

 El Salvador also reported an increase of Guillain Barre Syndrome cases, most of them with Zika clinic history, the Ministry of Health recorded 111, two of which died.

 28% of Zika cases, 8% of chik fever cases and 22% of dengue cases affected people younger than 18 years old

 The most affected and risks for incidence rate are children between 5 and 9 years of age, followed by young people aged 10 to 19 and children less than 5 years.