Dengue alert for South Africans travelling abroad

Dec 15, 2020 | Dengue fever | 0 comments

Dengue alert for South Africans travelling abroad

 

Dengue alert for South Africans travelling abroad

Dengue is thought to be the most frequent mosquito borne infection in the world and is expected to spread. Outbreaks have occurred in several African countries and are depicted in the attached map.

No chemoprophylactic measures are available and the most important aspect of prevention is to prevent mosquito bites. Personal protection measures are therefore paramount. Treatment consists of fluid replacement and monitoring for severe disease: no antiviral medications are effective in treating this disease.

Source: NICD Communiqué, July 2014 

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