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El Salvador Zika, Chikungunya and Dengue Epidemic situation - Situation Report No. 1

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This Sit Rep is for Information Purposes, but Plan El Salvador is designing proposals for request additional financial resources due to the high probability of increasing cases of dengue and chikungunya

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

 Last year, a total of 117,636 cases of dengue, zika and Chikungunya were recorded, So far this year a total of 3,414 cases of the same sickness were reported

 El Salvador declared Zika since November 2015, registering to date a total of 5,397 cases, with an increase of Guillain Barre syndrome cases, most of them with Zika clinic history, two of which died.

 32% of Zika cases, 52% of chik fever cases and 31% 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.

 18% of Zika, 14% of Dengue and 2% of chik fever cases were found in Plan Areas

 In the last 8 months, 37 Plan staff members has been affected for chikungunya or zika

 Plan is coordinating with Ministry of Health and Civil Protection System to support activities of the National Plan against mosquito deceases”