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Revista del Instituto de Medicina Tropical

versão impressa ISSN 1996-3696


BOGADO, Fátima et al. Epidemiological situation of Dengue in the city of Encarnación 2018. Rev. Inst. Med. Trop. [online]. 2020, vol.15, n.1, pp.12-20. ISSN 1996-3696.


: Dengue is found in 128 countries worldwide, producing 390 million infections every year, only 96 million manifests clinically. In Paraguay, the first epidemic was recorded in the period 1988-1989 with the circulation of DEN-1. In 2018, 3,414 confirmed cases were registered throughout the country, in Itapúa 167 confirmed and 684 probable were registered.


Describe the epidemiological situation of Dengue in Encarnacion 2018

Materials and Methods

: An observational retrospective study in which epidemiological records of 2018 were reviewed, only those notifications of patients from the city of Encarnacion were included. This study was approved by the Ethics Committee of the Autonomous University.


In 2018, 1418 notifications were registered in Encarnacion, 8% of which were confirmed, and 48% suspected, 33% corresponded to the rural area and 67% to the urban area, 39% corresponded to the San Pedro neighborhood, 25% the downtown area, 19% San Isidro and 18% San Roque Gonzales. The age range with the highest number of cases was 20 to 39 years, 34% corresponded to the male sex and 39% to the female sex.


The report of confirmed cases reveals a low percentage of the disease, as opposed to the high value in the number of suspected cases, therefore, therein lies the importance of epidemiology because if it is not confirmed by laboratory methods it can also be treated Such a way to avoid possible deaths

Palavras-chave : dengue; epidemiology; Encarnacion.

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