Center released dengue fever advisory
The center for Disease Control and prevention warns the Shenzhen residents that are planning to travel to Southeast Asian Countries to take precautions against mosquito bites to prevent them from getting dengue fever. The warnings was issued when an outbreak of dengue fever in Dongguan, wherein 11 people have already been hospitalized.
Six patients were already discharged after being treated, while the remaining five are still being treated. The first patient that was diagnosed of the disease was a resident who returned from a vacation from Singapore and Malaysia. The patient was suffering from fatigue, joint and muscle pain. The other travelers and the tour guide didn’t show any signs or symptoms of the dengue fever according to the center.
Dongguan government now launch a city wide action to wipe out mosquitoes in an attempt to control the spread and possibly eradicate the disease. Residents were urged to empty any containers that may have stagnant water, old tires, rubbish bins, and flower pots were mosquitoes can breed and lay its eggs. Dengue fever is a disease caused by a family of viruses transmitted by mosquitoes. Symptoms may range from high fever for four to five days, severe headaches, pain in the eyes joint and muscles pain and rashes.