Health reports the first death from dengue in the midst of the epidemic that affects Puerto Rico

Health reports the first death from dengue in the midst of the epidemic that affects Puerto Rico

He Health Department reported this Monday the first death associated with dengue infection in Puerto Rico in 2024, corresponding to an 85-year-old man, who resided in the San Juan region.

The rigorous tests confirmed that the type of dengue that the deceased person had was serotype 3, the dominant one during the current epidemic, declared on March 25, said doctor Melissa Marzan, main Health Epidemiology officer.

The agency did not specify the date of death, although it corresponds to the most recent report, which is updated weekly. One death that was under investigation and had been preliminarily mentioned in previous reports was ruled out.

“That death under evaluation was concluded to be not associated with dengue,” Marzan responded to El Nuevo Dia.

Requests to www.elnuevodia.com for an update on this story.

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