|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Uruguay

Q1 Ends with No New Dengue, Zika or Chikungunya Cases in Uruguay

MONTEVIDEO – The first quarter of 2017 ended without new indigenous or imported cases of dengue, Zika or chikungunya, but Uruguay must remain vigilant as Holy Week approaches, Health Ministry director-general Jorge Quian said on Tuesday.

“A large number of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes” are present in the South American country, where Holy Week is a big travel period, and travelers must take protective measures, Quian said.

“Personal care during travel includes the use of mosquito repellant and appropriate clothing. Anyone coming home with any symptoms should see a doctor as soon as possible, especially if there is fever, malaise, pain in the eyes and skin blotches,” the Health Ministry official said.

Precautions should be taken throughout the year since larvae will be gestating even when mosquitoes are not evident in the cool months, Quian said.

There will be no widespread fumigation since it is not recommended unless a proven case is registered and it becomes necessary to prevent a disease outbreak, the Health Ministry official said.

Earlier this year, Deputy Health Minister Cristina Lustemberg told EFE that Uruguay was “on maximum alert” due to the presence of more mosquitoes than in previous years.

So far, there has been one documented chikungunya case in a Uruguayan man who visited Brazil but had shown early symptoms in 2016 and is not counted as a 2017 case, Health Ministry spokesmen told EFE.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved