N° 48 - Semana Epidemiológica 49 – Año 2012
DENGUE. epidemiological Situation
In the last three weeks epidemiological (47, 48 and 49) entered into the system notifications are 1495, since EW 47 through 49 (01/enero to 08/dic.), 493 cases were confirmed, 882 suspected and 120 were discarded cases. No deaths were reported during this period.
Notifications cumulative dengue are entered into the system 35,864 across the country, from SE 01 to 49 (01/January to 08/December.); Were 30,143 confirmed cases represented an incidence rate of 451 per hundred thousand population. Se confirmed 70 deaths from dengue fatality rate being 0.24%.
In 2012 we identified the circulation of serotypes DEN-2 and DEN-4, the latter only in Asuncion and Central to EW 13. According to the results of the national reference laboratory, DEN-2 persists as predominant circulating serotype. Recent isolates obtained between October and December, DEN-2 identified in Asuncion, Central and Cordillera.