Puerto Rico declares state of emergency due to increase in dengue cases

Puerto Rico Faces Dengue Outbreak amidst Unusual Dry Conditions

An increase in dengue infections has been reported on Puerto Rico this year, despite the fact that the virus is typically more prevalent during the rainy season which begins in the summer months. Since the start of the year, 549 cases have been recorded on the island, with around 62% of those infected requiring hospitalization.

Dr. Iris Cardona, chief medical officer at Puerto Rico’s Department of Health, has expressed concern that if the numbers continue to rise, the health system on the island could be overwhelmed. To combat the spread of the virus, authorities have conducted multiple spraying operations to reduce the number of mosquitoes and prevent further infections.

Residents and visitors are encouraged to take preventive measures to protect themselves from mosquito bites. These measures include using insect repellent, wearing long-sleeved clothing, and eliminating standing water where mosquitoes can breed. By working together to control the mosquito population and raise awareness about prevention, the community can help stop the spread of dengue infections on Puerto Rico.

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