Dengue is another epidemic that threatens Ecuador. 2020 closed with 15.579 cases, almost double what was reported in 2019, which was 8.416.
According to the authorities, the symptoms of this disease are very similar to those of Covid-19, so they request to eradicate the sites where mosquitoes that transmit the virus breed.
Wilfrido Torres, zonal head of Vector Control of the Health Coordination, indicated that three people died the previous year due to dengue.
He commented that patients have eye pain, nausea, insomnia, itching (itching), lack of appetite, abdominal pain, vomiting, and in severe cases hemorrhage, seizures due to fever and severe dehydration.
In the presence of rains in the Coastal region, in sectors such as the Popular Bastion, located in the northwest of Guayaquil, actions to eradicate the vectors are intensified and home visits are carried out to destroy mosquito breeding sites.