Cabo Verde registers 16 cases of autochthonous malaria in the first half of this year 

Praia, July 13 (Inforpress) – Cabo Verde has registered sixteen cases of autochthonous malaria in the first half of 2017, said the director of the Surveillance and Response to Epidemics Service of the National Directorate of Health (DNS), Maria de Lurdes Monteiro to Inforpress.

According to Maria de Lurdes Monteiro, the peak of registration occurred last week with the notification of nine cases, four of them in the ​​Ponta Belém area.
“Normally it is not usual to register cases of autochthonous malaria in months before July, which is the time when the rainy season begins,” says the head of the  Surveillance and Epidemic Responses Office of the National Directorate of Health.

According to Maria de Lurdes Monteiro, the 16 cases registered so far appeared in different neighborhoods of the capital of the country, being the Ponta Belém area  with more cases registered in the beginning of July.

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