A case of dengue fever was diagnosed last June in Premia di Mar

A case of dengue fever was diagnosed last June in Premia di Mar

The main vectors of the virus are mosquitoes of the genus Aedes, especially Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus or tiger mosquitoes.

The Epidemiological Surveillance Service of the Catalan Health Agency in the Barcelonès Nord and Maresme sector has confirmed a case of dengue fever in a resident of Premia de Mar. He sent the letter, according to established protocol, to the specialists at the primary care center in Premia di Mar and Dalt. According to this information, symptoms of the disease began to appear on May 28, and the case was diagnosed on June 3. Dengue fever, which cannot be transmitted between humans, is a viral infection caused by a virus from the Flaviviridae family and transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. The most common symptom is a high temperature (which is usually the first symptom and which can reach up to 40 degrees). Celsius), severe headache, muscle and joint pain, skin rash, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. The medical protocol consists primarily of isolating the infected person at home, where the same epidemiological surveillance service provides treatment and follow-up, and it is this same condition that will determine, in the event of an exacerbation of the disease, whether hospitalization is necessary.

Although this is a very exceptional infection in our country, there has been an increase in cases in recent months, however As explained a few days ago on RAC1 Head of the Tropical and International Medicine Unit at Hospital de la Vall d’Ebron, Israel Molina It is very unlikely that the situation that currently occurs in Latin American countries would occur here because here the concentration of mosquitoes that transmit the disease (including the tiger mosquito) is much lower.

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