“To date (March 17, 2020), 15 cases of Dengue have been identified in Mauritius. These cases have been listed in the Port-Louis region, “said the Ministry of Health in a statement issued on Tuesday evening March 17.
“All of these people have been taken care of by the Ministry of Health and Welfare, some of them are now recovered and have been able to return home,” expressed the ministry.
According to him, the region concerned is currently undergoing fumigation exercises on a daily basis. Moreover, larvicidal products are also applied in the areas considered to be at risk, on a regular basis, as reported by defimedia.info.
“The inhabitants of the regions concerned have also been made aware of Dengue. They received mosquito repellents. The Ministry of Health and Welfare has also set up health surveillance in the area concerned. Random and targeted tests are performed on a regular basis. These measures will remain in effect until the situation is resolved, “stated the Ministry of Health.
During this infection period, here is how to protect yourself from Dengue Fever.
- Protect yourself against mosquito bites.
- Prevent mosquito breeding inside and outside your home.
- Apply it to exposed skin and/or clothing, using enough to cover the entire area. Do not apply it under clothing. However, do not use an insect repellent for infants under two months of age.
- Avoid visiting areas prone to mosquitoes.
- Wear long-sleeves and long pants to cover your arms and legs.
- If possible, use mosquito nets while sleeping.
The most common symptoms are fever and one or more of the following:
- Eye pain (typically behind the eyes)
- Muscle, joint, or bone pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Unusual bleeding of nose or gum bleed
- small red spots under the skin or unusual bruising