Thursday, January 02 2014 @ 04:31 PM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
With this death now three people have died from dengue.
On December 30, 2013 the Ministry of Health declared there was a "nationwide dengue epidemic" and at the time a total of 3,124 cases had been detected.
For several weeks there was an intense fumigation operation to prevent the breeding of the Aedes aegypti mosquito, which transmits dengue.
The Gorgas Memorial Institute is preparing the final details for the release his January of a transgenic mosquito that will help reduce the spread of the Aedes aegypti.
It is estimated that in the coming weeks they will be releasing about 15,000 transgenic mosquitoes in the district of Arraiján. (Estrella)