Dengue Targeted Vaccination Campaign Announced In Argentina

May 10, Kathmandu- Argentina has announced a targeted dengue vaccination campaign.

According to the Ministry of Health, more than 420,000 cases of dengue have been found in Argentina this year. The Ministry of Health said that based on the recommendations of the National Immunization Commission and as part of a comprehensive strategy against the pandemic, the vaccination program was conducted targeting the affected areas. The ministry has said that in dengue-affected districts, people in the age group of 15 to 19 years will be included in the vaccination campaign in a phased manner.

According to official statistics released on May 5, Argentina has so far this year 420,867 people infected with dengue and 291 people died due to dengue disease transmitted by mosquito bites in 19 of the 24 districts of the country. Dengue, a viral disease transmitted to humans by the bite of the Aedes mosquito, usually causes symptoms such as headache, high fever, fatigue, muscle and joint pain, gland swelling, and vomiting.