The government of Peru has announced the declaration of an emergency in 20 regions of the country due to an increase in the number of patients with dengue symptoms. The Minister of Health, Rosa Gutiérrez, has declared that the cooperation of local authorities, such as mayors, councilors, governors, and councilors, is essential to combating the spread of the virus. In the region of La Libertad, one of the most affected, 945 confirmed cases of dengue fever have been reported, with 65 people hospitalized.
The emergency declaration will allow the government to mobilize resources and medical personnel to combat the spread of the virus and prevent its expansion to other areas of the country. Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease that can be fatal in severe cases.
The health minister has emphasized the importance of the collaboration of local authorities in tackling the problem. Only by working together, she said, can dengue be defeated.
This move by the Peruvian government comes after other countries in the region, such as Brazil and Colombia, have experienced an increase in dengue cases in recent years. The fight against dengue is a major public health problem in Latin America and the Caribbean and requires a coordinated and effective response from local and national authorities.
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