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01 jan. 2019 | 01h43 UTC

Senegal: Officials declare end to dengue fever outbreak /update 3

Senegal Alerte de sécurité

Health officials declare end to dengue fever outbreak on December 26

TIMEFRAME expected from 28/12/2018, 12h00 until 5/1/2019, 11h59 (Africa/Dakar). COUNTRY/REGION Senegal

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Event

On Wednesday, December 26, health officials in Senegal declared an end to a dengue fever outbreak that began on September 19 and infected at least 342 people. According to reports, no new cases have been reported since December 1.

Context

On Wednesday, December 26, health officials in Senegal declared an end to a dengue fever outbreak that began on September 19 and infected at least 342 people. According to reports, no new cases have been reported since December 1.

Advice

Individuals present in Senegal 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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