The health representative of Praia today confirmed 17 suspected cases of dengue in the municipality, which were sent to the Pasteur Institute in Senegal, which has so far confirmed six positive cases in the first 10 cases analyzed.
Speaking to Inforpress, Olardina Furtado reported that of the 17 suspects sent to the Pasteur Institute in Senegal, six were confirmed to have dengue fever.
“At this moment, we have two positive people who are still undergoing treatment, and the others are already negative,” the Praia health representative said.
The Health Department, which is already working on the ground to reduce the effects of dengue fever and improve public health in the municipality, warns residents to pay attention to basic sanitation, thus avoiding the appearance of outbreaks of mosquitoes that transmit the disease.
In this context, he appealed to local officials and Praia residents to be more careful about garbage and stagnant water, which are essential factors for the breeding of mosquitoes that carry dengue fever.
Cape Verde was hit by a dengue fever epidemic in 2009, with records indicating 21,383 suspected cases, with 174 cases developing into hemorrhagic fever and six deaths.
From January to June 2010, the country recorded 305 cases of dengue fever, with the municipalities of Praia and São Filipe experiencing the largest number of cases.
In 2016, from the end of December 2016 to February 2017, the country again recorded 23 cases of dengue fever.
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