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INSIDECOSTARICA.COM | CENTRAL AMERICA NEWS |    Thursday 09 June 2011

El Salvador: national campaign against dengue fever

San Salvador -  El Salvador's Health Minister, María Isabel Rodríguez, announced the start of a new national dengue prevention campaign despite the fall in the number of infected people.

Rodríguez said that since May 21st there have been 682 cases with the classical variant of the illness reported, less than in the same period of last year.

She also added that although the number is fairly low; the campaign is aimed at preventing the figure from increasing considering the onset of the rainy season.

She also warned that the larval index of the dengue transmitting mosquito is the same in the whole nation: 13,1 percent, when the advisable number is 4 percent.

She also said that during the campaign the mosquitoâ�Ös breeding grounds will be eliminate, and fumigation actions will be made.

 

 
 
 
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