AMERICA/PARAGUAY - Children, adolescents and mothers: main victims of dengue

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Asuncion (Agenzia Fides) - According to the latest data from the Ministry of Health of Paraguay, the main victims of dengue hemorrhagic fever are currently children, adolescents and mothers. To cope with this emergency, the local health authorities have decided to launch a preventive campaign aimed specifically at minors and mothers. Within the next few weeks a National Committee for Dengue will be set up. From June until October this year, 9 people have died from dengue. In this area of the country, including the capital, preventive measures to eliminate the reproduction of mosquitos must be doubled. (AP) (Agenzia Fides 19/10/2013)