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In late March 2017, The Ministry of Health personnel announced it would fumigate and thus prevent the spread of mosquito Aedes Aegypti that causes dengue. Throughout the emergency more than two thousand brigades have made 15 thousand medical consultations and of the 3,723 establishments in the zone 87% are operating and equipped. The Ministry of Health declared health emergencies in the departments of Tumbes, Piura and Lambayeque. Digesa / Minsa will fumigate 38,810 houses affected by the flooding and control the dengue outbreak in the Piura Region, with a population to protect of approximately 194,050 inhabitants.
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