1708605929 Antioquia on alert Dengue cases are increasing in Colombia due

Antioquia on alert: Dengue cases are increasing in Colombia due to the El Niño phenomenon

Antioquia on alert Dengue cases are increasing in Colombia due

After the last one National Institute of Health epidemiological report, Antioch is once again on high alert Confirmation of a total of 1,311 dengue cases, The deaths of two of the five deceased are under investigation. Until now, Guardian of the fortress in Urabá is the municipality with the highest infection rate, as it records approx 800 dengue cases.

For Amparo Sabogal, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Health of Antioquia, The increase in dengue fever is related to environmental conditions and the phenomenon The young, The population is therefore urged to pay close attention to symptoms and seek medical attention quickly.

On the other hand, Katherine Marín, Epidemiologist at the Colombian Institute of Tropical Medicine and CES University, suggested that the increase in cases of Dengue fever It has been coming since 2022 and was expected to decrease; However, there is now cause for concern as cases have increased by around 60% in this first period of 2024.

What is Dengue Fever?

He Dengue fever It is a viral infection that occurs when a mosquito carrying the virus bites a person. It can infect people of all ages and most infections occur in tropical and subtropical areas, such as: Colombia. Those who become infected with dengue fever often have no symptoms of the disease.

How is dengue fever caused by the El Niño phenomenon prevented?

  • Prevent water accumulation to prevent mosquitoes from laying eggs.
  • Dispose of waste properly and eliminate possible artificial places where water collects.
  • Empty, disinfect and cover containers with water weekly, both inside and outside the home.
  • What are the mild symptoms of dengue? caused by the El Niño phenomenon?

    In general the Dengue fever causes mild symptoms and disappears within one to two weeks; However, some of these symptoms include the following:

  • High body temperature (40°C/104°F)
  • Strong headache
  • Pain in the back of the eye
  • Pain in muscles and joints
  • Feeling of nausea
  • Vomiting episodes
  • Inflammation of the lymph nodes
  • acne
  • Remember that symptoms usually appear between four and ten days after infection and last between two and seven days.

    What are the serious symptoms of dengue fever? caused by the El Niño phenomenon?

    Serious symptoms that can even lead to death in an infected person are as follows:

  • Severe pain in the abdomen
  • Continuous vomiting
  • Increase in respiratory rate
  • Bleeding gums or nose
  • Marked tiredness
  • State of unrest
  • Presence of blood in vomit or stool
  • Excessive thirst
  • Pale complexion and low body temperature
  • Broad weakness
  • What to do if you experience dengue symptoms caused by the El Niño phenomenon?

    In case of some symptoms of infection Dengue fever, Go to the nearest local medical center or emergency room immediately.

    Can a person transmit dengue fever to a mosquito?

    Mosquitoes can become infected with the virus by biting people. Dengue fever, whether they are symptomatic, presymptomatic or asymptomatic. They can transmit the virus two days before or up to two days after the fever. Mosquito infection depends on the viremia and temperature of the host. Viremia generally lasts four to twelve days.