(ORDO NEWS) — Only recently, the Network spread the news of an outbreak of dangerous bubonic plague in one of the countries of Asia, as now this same country began to pat another misfortune. So on July 8, in the eastern part of China, a case of infection with deadly dengue fever was revealed.
The first case of the disease was found in a man in the city of Guanda on July 5. It turned out that on the eve he traveled and visited India, Pakistan, Myanmar. At the moment, the patient is in one of the local medical institutions, while his condition remains stable.
Dengue fever is an acute infectious disease, prone to epidemic spread. Dengue virus (DENV) causes the disease, which can be transmitted by yellow fever mosquitoes. In most cases, this is a mild form of fever, but sometimes a virus infection can be fatal.
Climate change has contributed to the increase in dengue disease over the past ten years. Specialists have been working on the vaccine for this virus for many years, but so far it has not yet been applied, and there is also no approved treatment plan. It is easier to get a fever in countries where there is a tropical or subtropical climate, for example, Asia or Latin America.
According to the World Health Organization, every year the disease affects 390 million people. Despite this amount, infection appears clinically in only 96 million. Even every year, dengue fever in 10 thousand cases ends in death.
An outbreak has also occurred in Singapore. More than 15 thousand patients were registered in the country on July 6. And 2.5 thousand cases, of which 7 were fatal, were found in Laos.
If there is dengue virus in the body, the body temperature rises to 39-40 degrees, a person feels a headache and abdominal pain, body aches, nausea, vomiting, a rash appears. If the disease worsens, the patient has constant vomiting, the liver is enlarged, there are attacks of panic attacks. Gingival, gastrointestinal bleeding, vomiting of blood and damage to internal organs can also begin.
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