At least six tourists holidaying in Ibiza, one of Spain's most “party” resorts, have been diagnosed with dengue fever. The kingdom's government has announced a fever and issued a warning to travelers ahead of the peak holiday season, Spanish media reported.
Six mosquito bites are known to have arrived on the resort island from Germany and became infected between May and November last year. The disease is most dangerous in the summer. However, mosquitoes can hide in apartment buildings in winter, for example, in a damp basement. As the holiday season approaches, the Spanish authorities have issued a warning that resorts remain at a “moderate” risk of infection for tourists during the summer and urged them not to lose vigilance.
“One of the potential vectors of dengue fever is the Aedes albopictus mosquito, which is present throughout the Spanish Mediterranean and the Balearic Islands (Majorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera), as well as in some inland areas and in the north of the country (Cantabria, Bilbao, etc.). .). Upon learning of these cases, the authorities of the Balearic Islands have planned activities such as appropriate surveillance and vector control, as well as public information, to be carried out before and during the start of the vector activity season,” the Spanish Ministry of Health said.
Help: Dengue fever is a classic hemorrhagic fever, which is characterized by a fairly severe course. It is a potentially fatal infection spread by mosquitoes. However, not all types of mosquitoes carry dengue fever. The main carriers of the disease are mosquitoes Aedes aegypti, less often Ae. albopictus.
According to experts, symptoms usually appear in humans 4-10 days after being bitten by an infected insect.
We list the signs of the dengue virus:
- high fever
- severe headache
- body aches
- rash consisting of flat or slightly raised spots
- swollen glands
- some infected people may develop more severe symptoms, such as repeated gum disease and bleeding and/or nosebleeds
The disease is accompanied by intoxication and severe inflammation. The lethality of dengue fever is higher than that of the flu or coronavirus, according to experts. Depending on the type of disease, it can reach 20-30%.
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