With eight million cases of dengue, the epidemic in the Americas is unprecedented

With eight million cases of dengue, the epidemic in the Americas is unprecedented

Washington — In the Americas they have been recorded this year more than 8.1 million cases of dengue in an unprecedented epidemic that has tested health systemsindicated this Thursday experts summoned by the Pan American Health Organization (OPS).

“Experts warn that Large dengue outbreaks could be the norm in the future as climate change causes longer, warmer rainy seasons“Beatriz Garcia Nice, an expert at the Wilson Center, said in a teleconference.

“In Argentina, Uruguay and Brazilamong others, dengue has tested health systems,” he added.

Sylvain Aldighieri, PAHO director of the department of prevention of communicable diseases, said that “2024 is at great risk of being the year of dengue with the highest number of cases documented so far”.

“So far this year we already have three times more documented cases than the cases registered in the same period of 2023, which had already been a record in the number of registered cases,” added the official. “Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay have recorded 90% of the new cases documented in all of the Americas”. she commented.

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