Revista Médica Electrónica
versión On-line ISSN 1684-1824
We carried out a retrospective observational descriptive study among Cuban collaborators in Nueva Esparta State, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, affected by dengue disease during the period from January to December 2007. We studied 38 collaborators fulfilling the inclusion and exclusion criteria, analyzing variables that allowed characterizing the cases according to age, genre, race, presentation form, mission to whom they pertained, clinical manifestation and risk facts. Female sex with 57,68 % and 27-32 years-old age group with 23,68 % presented the highest percentages. White people and collaborators from the medical mission were the most affected, with 50 % and 78,95 % respectively. The most common clinical manifestations were fever, headache, myalgias and arthralgias. Among the risk facts, the highest percents corresponded to the non usage of individual protection media, the presence of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, water storage, the existence of micro dumps, and also the detection of focuses in the houses of ill collaborators.
Palabras llave : DENGUE [diagnosis]; DENGUE [epidemiology]; RISK FACTORS; HEALTH PERSONNEL; MEDICAL MISIONS, OFICIAL; HUMANS; CUBA; VENEZUELA; OBSERVATIONAL STUDIES; EPIDEMIOLOGY, DESCRIPTIVE; RETROSPECTIVE STUDIES.