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26 Sep 2018 | 12:35 AM UTC

Senegal: Dengue fever outbreak reported in Fatick

Senegal News Alert

Dengue fever outbreak reported in Fatick; at least eight cases reported as of September 25

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/25/2018, 12:00 AM until 10/2/2018, 11:59 PM (Africa/Dakar). COUNTRY/REGION Fatick

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Event

According to health officials in Senegal, at least eight cases of dengue fever were reported in Fatick (Fatick region) in the past days as of Tuesday, September 25. Public health measures, including fumigation campaigns aimed at eliminating mosquito breeding grounds, are anticipated in the coming days and weeks.

Context

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease found mostly in urban and semi-urban areas. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pain, fatigue, nausea, and rash. In a small number of cases, the potentially deadly dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) may develop, resulting in internal bleeding, enlargement of the liver, and high fever.

Advice

Individuals present in Cuba are advised to take measures to protect themselves from mosquito bites (e.g. by wearing covering clothing, using insect repellent, and sleeping in a screened-in or air-conditioned room) and to eliminate possible mosquito breeding grounds on their properties (e.g. small pockets of fresh water, such as rainwater that has collected in cans, bottles, tires, flower pots, clogged gutters, etc.).

 

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