Uruguayan Authorities Warn About Dengue Vectors

Montevideo, Jan 22 (Prensa Latina) The Public Health Ministry issued a warning about dengue cases in neighboring countries and urged people to take preventive measures and fight the Aedes aegypti mosquito, vector of the disease.

Health officials are preparing a contingency manual for hospitals with details of how to proceed with possible dengue cases.

They asked people to prevent the spread of dengue, because measures like fumigation alone are insufficient.

In a recent tour to interior regions of the country, officials of the Ministry of Public Health found larvae of Aedes aegypti, but without cases of dengue registered.

Concern grew in the last hours with reports of cases detected in Brazil and Paraguay.

The director of the Vectors’ Unit of Zoonosis from the Ministry of Health, Gabriela Willat, told local media she could not explain how there are still no cases of the disease in Uruguay.