Dengue Fever Declared Epidemic After Killing More Than 200 Persons; Check Out Symptoms and All You Need To Know About Dengue Fever Claiming Many Lives -[DETAILS]
The national health ministry of Burkina Faso has declared a dengue fever epidemic, with a considerable increase in deaths and new cases noted last week.
When infected mosquitoes bite people, the virus is spread. Climates that are warming up create an environment where insects can flourish.
This year’s outbreak in Burkina Faso has claimed more than 200 lives, making it the deadliest in recent memory.
People are urged to take advantage of the free testing services and screenings available. When people do have symptoms of dengue fever, they may include a high temperature, headache, body aches, nausea, and a rash.
In Burkina Faso’s two largest towns, Ouagadougou and Bobo-Dioulasso, the virus is thought to be present in more than 50,000 people, according to the health ministry.
The World Health Organization recently issued a warning, stating that the disease was poised to become a rising problem on the continent and that half of the world’s population was now at risk of contracting dengue fever.