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

Dengue Infections on the Rise in Puerto Rico Despite Rainy Season: Health Officials Urge Action to Prevent Further Spread

Dengue infections are on the rise in Puerto Rico, despite typically being more common during the rainy season which starts in the summer months. This year has seen an unexpected increase in cases, with 549 recorded since the start of the year. Approximately 62% of those infected have required hospitalization.

Dr. Iris Cardona, the chief medical officer at Puerto Rico’s Department of Health, is concerned 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 and prevent further infections.

It is important for residents and visitors to take preventive measures to protect themselves from mosquito bites, such as 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 the importance of prevention, we can help stop the spread of dengue infections on

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