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

Since the start of the year, dengue infections have been on the rise in Puerto Rico. Although the majority of cases are typically seen during the rainy season which starts in the summer months, this year has seen an unexpected increase in cases when dengue is not usually prevalent. As of now, there have been 549 recorded cases on the island, with approximately 62% of those infected requiring hospitalization.

Dr. Iris Cardona, the 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 at risk of being overwhelmed. To combat the spread of the virus, authorities have conducted multiple spraying operations to reduce the number of mosquitoes in an effort to prevent further infections.

It is crucial for residents and visitors to take preventive measures to protect themselves from mosquito bites. Using insect repellent, wearing long-sleeved clothing and eliminating standing water where mosquitoes can breed are some ways to help control the mosquito population and raise awareness about the importance of prevention. By working together, we can help stop

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