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Hidalgo, a malaria-free state: Health - El Sol de Hidalgo

Hidalgo, a malaria-free state: Health – El Sol de Hidalgo

According to the federal health department, in the past decade, 24 states have not recorded original cases and can be certified as malaria-free zones, including Aguascalientes, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Mexico City, Coahuila, Colima, Durango and the state of Mexico and Hidalgo.

In this last entity, during 1999 “the last original cases were registered, however, during 2000, an imported case was identified in the municipality of San Bartolo Tototepeque; in 2002 there were two imported cases in the municipality of Aktoban; and in 2010 another imported case was shown in the municipality of San Agustin Metzquitlan, but its origin was the state of Chiapas. ”

The above, according to a publication by Karen Zamora-Ceritos, of the Health Research Coordination, in Gaceta Hidalguense de Investigación en Salud / vol. 6, No. 2, April-June 2018, where it stated: “It should be noted that the presence of the vector (Anopheles mosquitoes) and the migratory movement of the population make it necessary to maintain sanitary prevention and enhance activities in these areas of the state.

While other states such as Nayarit, Tabasco and Quintana Roo have not had reports in the past three years either, but they remain residual transmission sources. Four more – Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua and Sinaloa – are providing active broadcasts, as reported yesterday on the UNAM website.

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