Dengue fever instances reported in St Vincent and the Grenadines

Vincentians are urged to train warning and take preventive measures following reported cases of Dengue fever within the nation.

Reviews are that between January and September 21, 2023, the Ministry of Well being’s Epidemiology Unit has famous 15 instances.

The ministry says this variety of instances is throughout the threshold anticipated. There have been no reported deaths on account of dengue recorded so far.  

Understanding dengue fever 

Dengue fever is an sickness transmitted via mosquito bites, particularly, these mosquitoes contaminated with the dengue-causing virus.

Signs to be careful for 

People are urged to be vigilant and search early medical care in the event that they exhibit signs resembling:

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  • Fever with accompanying nausea
  • Frequent vomiting
  • Notable pores and skin rashes
  • Persistent bodily discomforts, together with ache behind the eyes, muscle aches, joint discomfort, and bone ache
  • Enlarged glands
  • Constant complications

Recognizing extreme Dengue signs

 It’s essential to additionally acknowledge signs indicative of extreme Dengue fever, which regularly emerge a day or two publish the preliminary fever. These embody:

  • Intense stomach ache
  • Constant vomiting
  • Bleeding tendencies, noticeable from the gums, nostril, or in urine, stools, or vomit
  • Bruise-like bleeding underneath the pores and skin
  • Respiratory difficulties

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Accessible testing and prevention

Residents of St Vincent and the Grenadines can avail of free testing for Dengue fever, in addition to for Zika and Chikungunya, at government-operated well being amenities. 

The Ministry of Well being underscores that the simplest protection towards these mosquito-borne ailments lies in minimizing mosquito breeding. This may be achieved by sustaining clear environment and eradicating potential breeding zones.

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Ongoing surveillance and updates 

The Ministry says it can proceed to observe Dengue Fever carefully regionally and regionally and can replace the general public accordingly. 

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