Last updated on October 17, 2015
Cancun, Q.R. – Dengue fever cases have doubled in the state of Quintana Roo compared to figures from last year.
A report from the Ministry of Health (SESA) shows so far in 2015, there have been a recorded 644 cases of dengue compared to only 300 from 2014.
Ortegón Juan Pacheco, head of SESA, says that 90 percent of the recorded cases are conventional and that most are from visitors to Quintana Roo from other states, in particular the Yucatan Peninsula and southern Mexico.
He also said that as of week 37, there have been 43 cases of chikungunya in Quintana Roo, but none of the recorded cases have been reported from Isla Mujeres, Isla Cozumel or Felipe Carrillo Puerto.