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Event: EP Epidemic
Number: 2019-000088
Country: GTM Guatemala
Location: Guatemala
Date (YMD): 2019-7-29
Magnitude: Red Epidemiological Alert
Information Source:Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS)
Comments: The Ministry of Public Health and Social Assistance (MSPAS) declared a red epidemiological alert due to the number of reported dengue and severe dengue cases, and departments affected by this disease, which exceed 75% of the country. 73 suspected cases of Dengue Grave have been identified, of which 22 have been confirmed, 17 have died. The general lethality rate of the country is 0.24% (higher than the lethality rate of the Americas 0.05%). For severe dengue, according to the age group, 67% (49/73) cases investigated correspond to children under 15 years and 56% (41/73) of females.
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