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Dengue fever outbreak in Mombasa

159 cases in the coast, how to recognize it

08-05-2017 by redazione

Dengue Fever alert in Mombasa County, there were 159 reported cases between Likoni and Bombolulu.
The persistent droughts and the sudden rampant rains have been the breeding of the mosquito-transmitted virus, which in other parts of the world is already widespread, and that in Kenya, as the Italian specialist in tropical diseases Mauro Saio has often recalled Arrived a few years ago and is part of a slightly less violent stump. In any case, in the absence of specific therapy, deaths due to dengue statistically do not exceed 5% of the patients.
In any case, this is a fever that, like malaria, if not cared for can lead to nasty consequences.
The Ministry of Health recently launched an alert after the discovery of cases in Mombasa, which increased by an hour.
It is hoped that the rains and the weakening of the monsoon could mitigate the virus's expansion, so the alarm was also triggered in Kilifi County.
For now in Malindi and Watamu there have been very few cases and mild, properly cared for.
Where the epidemic can spread is in the poor and decent health care districts, as happened in Mombasa.
How to recognize the symptoms of Dengue and distinguish them from malaria?
In addition to normal symptoms of emicrania, eye and joint pain, there is the appearance of skin rashes, especially small red spots on the skin (similar to those of the measles), and sometimes nose bleeds. This obviously goes beyond the fever that is getting higher and higher.
Dengue cures itself as an influenza and usually tends to regress it alone after a week, except that it evolves into hemorrhages, for which it needs specific (salicitate) cures that may increase the risk of cardiac colic. One of the effects of dengue is the lowering of blood pressure.

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