1996 - Dengue/dengue haemorrhagic fever in Venezuela
13 August 1996
Disease Outbreak Reported
The number of cases of dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever has increased markedly since mid-July, particularly in the Federal District, Barina, Lara and Tachira. In the week ending 4 August 1996, 293 cases of dengue were reported (including 33 cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever). This was 26.3% more than in the previous week which in turn was 32% above the number reported in the week ending 21 July. However, the total number of cases reported up to 4 August was more than 800 cases below that reported in the same period of 1995.
A major epidemic occurred in 1995 causing 32 280 cases of dengue of which 5 380 cases were dengue haemorrhagic fever.