11 cases of dengue fever, including one death

11 cases of dengue fever, including one death

The Ivorian Ministry of Health has announced an epidemic of dengue fever, a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, since March 22 in Côte d’Ivoire, affecting mainly Abidjan and killing one case out of 11 recorded cases.

“11 confirmed cases of dengue fever were detected in Côte d’Ivoire, mainly in the Abidjan Autonomous Region”pointed stay upOfficial publication of the Ministry of Health.

Il ya neuf cas provenant d’Abidjan et deux cas venant des villes d’Adiaké, à 90 km à l’est de la capitale économique ivoirienne de 5,6 millions d’habitants, et de Daloa (centre-ouest), selon Ministry .

dengue fever

Dengue fever is characterized by the sudden onset of high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, and pain in the muscles and joints. Some may also have a rash and varying degrees of bleeding on different parts of the body (including the nose, mouth, and gums, or bruising).

Symptoms can range from dengue fever to hemorrhagic fever that is more severe.
Dengue hemorrhagic fever is a more severe form, seen in only a small percentage of those infected.

Dengue hemorrhagic fever

Dengue hemorrhagic fever is a disease characterized by three phases: the febrile phase with persistent high fever usually less than 7 days; critical phase (plasma leakage) lasting 1-2 days, usually seen when fever subsides, leading to shock if not detected and treated promptly; The convalescent phase lasts 2 to 5 days with improved appetite, bradycardia (increased heart rate), urticaria (white spots on a red background), often accompanied by generalized pruritus (more severe on the palms and soles of the feet) and diuresis (increased urine flow).

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Dengue shock syndrome is a serious complication of dengue fever and is associated with a high mortality rate. Acute dengue occurs as a result of secondary infection with a different virus. Increased vascular permeability, combined with myocardial weakness and dehydration, contribute to shock that leads to multiple organ failure.

Note that in 2019, the World Health Organization declared a dengue epidemic in Côte d’Ivoire

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