DENGUE ON THE INCREASE IN DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
 Santo Domingo, Aug 28 (NNN-Prensa Latina) - A high increase in hospital admissions for dengue fever, especially children, has alarmed Dominican authorities.

As the authorities have to fight the disease every summer, health authorities here have urged the local population to increase prevention measures against the Aedes mosquito.

This month the hospital admissions have so far reached 50, said a spokesman from the Roberto Reid Cabral Hospital.

However so far this year ,there is a reduction of almost 50 percent of the cases compared to same period last year, when more than 600 patients admitted.

Until July this year, 304 people were taken care in hopitals. Three of them, all children, died.

With the hurricane season in its height, frequent rains and a poor drainage system, together with temperatures over 34 Celsius degrees, the environment is ideal for the proliferation of the disease.
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