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2011


01.21

Dengue Outbreaks Worldwide

Dengue Fever is a world wide virus spread by mosquitoes.  There have been several outbreaks around the world recently, and if you are traveling to these areas you should take precaution.

According to the CDC, In Mayotte Africa there has been 75 reported cases since March 2010, and in Cape Verde there were more than 21,000 suspected cases and 6 deaths related to Dengue last year.

Dengue is also found in Europe with two cases reported in France in September 2010, in the South Pacific with cases reported in Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, and in the Americas with 1,432,410 cases reported as of September 2010.

Dengue Fever can be deadly if not treated.  There are several symptoms you should be aware of :

  • fever
  • severe headache
  • pain behind the eyes
  • joint and muscle pain
  • rash
  • nausea/vomiting
  • hemorrhagic (bleeding) manifestations

If you experience these symptoms your best chance at a quick recovery is through diagnosis.  CTK has several tests to help in the identification of the Dengue infection.  Our tests are supported by renowned physicians across the globe .  They are easy to use, and take around 15 minutes for results.  Click Here for more information.

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