Emergencies preparedness, response

2002 - Dengue/dengue haemorrhagic fever in El Salvador - Update 2

19 July 2002

Disease Outbreak Reported

As of  6 July 2002, the Ministry of Health of El Salvador has reported 2 249 cases of dengue fever including 6 deaths and 156 cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever. (see previous report)  The epidemic curve suggests the outbreak has peaked.

The Ministers of Health for El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras will be meeting soon to discuss strategies in dengue surveillance, prevention and control.