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Monday, April 22 2019 @ 08:56 AM UTC

Dengue Claims 8th Victim - a 93 Year Old Man in San Francisco Neighborhood of Panama City

HealthcareThe district of San Francisco, in the capital district, recorded its first death from dengue, the third victim reported so far this year and the eighth since the epidemic was declared in the country.

The Director General of Health, Carlos Galvez, confirmed the death of a 93 year old man who received care at a private clinic, where he died Monday.

The doctor said the name, despite the treatment provided by the hospital, only lasted three days in the hospital.

Upon inspecting the victim's home, health officials found breeding larvae of the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Galvez said a note has been sent to all health regions, to consolidate the amount of fines that have been issued at the national level, because there are still people who seem indifferent to preventive measures.

The Ministry of Health recently issued more than 5,000 fines during only one day of inspections conducted in the metropolitan (Panama City) region. The fines were issued after health inspectors found mosquito breeding sites. (Panama America)

Editor's Comment: A "breeding site" can be anywhere rainwater can collect. For example, if your dog plays with a Frisbee in the backyard, and if inspectors find that Frisbee on the ground, upside down with rainwater inside, don't be surprised when they issue you a fine.

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