The Minister of Health, rose gutierrezreaffirmed his position regarding the use of vaccines to deal with the denguewhose advance in the first weeks of 2023 already triples the number of cases registered during 2022 and 2017, years that registered more cases as a result of the incidence of the El Niño Phenomenon.
In this sense, the owner of the Sometimes indicated that the advertised vaccines against dengue are one of the tools being considered to combat this disease. He commented that the vaccines that enter the Peru they have to be safe in order to guarantee the health of Peruvians.
“He dengue it has to be faced and one of the tools is the vaccine (…) They have wanted to skew this information and divert it to a single vaccine, and that is not the case. Here we all know that there are more than three vaccines, there are even two more “noted Rosa Gutiérrez during a visit to the National Maternal Perinatal Institute (INMP) where she greeted the first newborns on Mother’s Day.
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A few days ago, Gutiérrez Palomino indicated that Peru has not incorporated this vaccine because it would not be accredited by the Pan American Health Organization. However, his portfolio is already working on completing this task.
“The experts are in permanent meeting to see this option of incorporating it into the country. Peru has the best vaccination scheme, we have the safest vaccines to prevent diseases. In this scenario, we have considered it in the budget issue, but the OPS it has not yet accredited the vaccine so that we can incorporate it. That is, the dengue vaccines do not have an accreditation. But vaccines alone do not solve the problems”, said the minister.
Therefore, on Sunday morning urged families to follow the recommendations of the Sometimes to prevent the spread of dengue through simple measures such as discarding the useless in the house.
He added that all health establishments were strengthened to make a quick examination at the first level of care.
Increase in cases in Lima
The increase in dengue cases in various regions of the country has been worrying. So far in 2023, 4,823 cases of dengue have been registered in Metropolitan Lima, this figure is double the accumulated infections registered in the last three years: 2022 (925), 2021 (1,142) and 2020 (349).
The cases also spread in Callao. To date, 329 cases have been filed, while in the previous three years there were only 21.
According to a Minsa report, Lima Norte is the area of the capital most affected by the increase in dengue cases, with 2,200 cases. The districts with the most cases are: Ancón, Carabayllo, Independencia, Los Olivos, Puente Piedra, Comas and San Martín de Porres. The entity pointed out that the mosquito that transmits dengue is present in all the districts of Metropolitan Lima, with the exception of Magdalena del Mar.
Cases in Peru and declaration of emergency
70,998 cases of dengue have been reported in Peru. Most of these have been reported in Piura (20,315), Loreto (7,206), Ucayali (7,166), Ica (6,498), Lambayeque (5,053) and San Martín (3,771).
Consequently, the Minsa declared 20 regions in emergency for 120 days: Amazonas, Áncash, Ayacucho, Cajamarca, Callao, Cusco, Huánuco, Ica, Junín, La Libertad, Lambayeque, Metropolitan Lima, Loreto, Madre de Dios, Pasco, Piura, Puno, San Martin, Tumbes and Ucayali.
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