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Ministry Of Health Issues Warning Over An Outbreak Of Another Deadly Disease In The Country.

Ministry of health have warned of a possible outbreak of another deadly disease in the country amid Covid-19 pandemic. Public health officials in Mombasa County have expressed fear over high number of confirmed cases of dengue fever in the region.

Dengue fever is a mosquito borne disease caused by dengue virus. Symptoms begin to show three to fourteen days after infection and may include: fever, headache, characteristic skin rash, vomiting, muscle and joint pains.

Dengue rash is flat, red and appears on body parts two to three days after fever starts. A second rash which looks like measles appears later in the disease.

Dengue fever rash: picture credit Google.

The disease has no vaccine nor medication against it. Infected persons should use over the counter drugs to relive body aches and fever. To prevent infection sleep under treated mosquito nets, drain breeding sites for mosquitos and avoid populated areas.

Public health officials are already on the move distributing mosquito nets in the areas affected and conducting awareness campaigns in communities.

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