NEWS — The number of Chikungunya virus cases in Nicaragua reached the 582, after other 46 persons were diagnosed with the disease, said Rosario Murillo, coordinator of the Communication and Citizenship Council.

In her regular television address, the coordinator said the 43 patients from the Managua department and other three from Masaya are in stable conditions.

Nicaraguan authorities continue to take action against Chikungunya virus with fumigation campaigns and by urging the population to support the fight against the mosquitoes.

Murillo said yesterday the situation might improve due to a change in weather conditions and a decline in rainfall over the next days.

The Chikungunya virus is a mosquito-borne disease which causes high fever, nausea, headaches, among other symptoms.

Article first appeared on Today Nicaragua, reposted with permission

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