Dengue mosquito on the increase

Data shows 20% increase over last year

Diario front page reporting increase in dengue mosquito

The Diario headlines today that the mosquito that carries dengue fever is on the increase. Traps set to catch and monitor the aedes aegypti mosquito are showing an increase of 20% compared to the same period last year.

Concerned health officials are reported be mounting an awareness campaign.

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3 thoughts on “Dengue mosquito on the increase”

    • *note I am not scaremongering but it can be nasty.

      Warning signs that doctors should look for include:

      severe abdominal pain
      persistent vomiting
      rapid breathing
      bleeding gums
      fatigue
      restlessness
      blood in vomit. 

      The best options to treat these symptoms are acetaminophen or paracetamol.

      NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), such as ibuprofen and aspirin should be avoided. These anti-inflammatory drugs act by thinning the blood, and in a disease with risk of hemorrhage, blood thinners may exacerbate the prognosis.

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