Sunday, January 05 2014 @ 09:00 PM EST
Contributed by: Don Winner
A 35 year old woman who lived in the sector of Belén in the area of Tocumen died after being hospitalized for several weeks in the Santo Tomás hospital.
Authorities have confirmed 3,307 cases to date that are not serious, and 9 severe cases.
On 30 December, the MoH declared an epidemiological alert after an increase in the number of cases of dengue transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti . "We've gone into the epidemic area. We are in an epidemic of dengue," said Health Minister, Javier Diaz.
The Ministry of Health is also seeking cooperation from the general public in their efforts to eradicate mosquito breeding sites of the transmitter, and reinforce operational fumigation nationwide. (Panama America)