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Martinique Records Dengue Fever Spike

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Health authorities in Martinique have reported a spike in dengue fever cases since February 3.

Local media reports say Sainte-Anne is the most affected, with around twenty cases detected in the Belfond district. 

On the other hand, the municipalities of Trois-Ilets, Vauclin, Diamant, François and Fort-de-France have also recorded isolated cases of the disease. 

And in the past four weeks, general medical practitioners have seen an estimated 300 suspected cases.

In light of the situation, health officials have urged the population to be vigilant.

The officials have also implemented vector control measures in affected communities.

Dengue is caused by a virus transmitted mainly by the bite of female mosquitoes of the species Aedes aegypti.

According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mild dengue symptoms can be confused with other illnesses that cause fever.

The most common dengue symptoms are aches, pains typically behind the eyes or at muscle joints, a rash, nausea, and vomiting.

A small proportion of people develop severe dengue, which can be fatal.

 

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  1. how is the covid there by the way since they were very unruly during the pandemic times?

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