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Mauritius: 64 cases of dengue fever declared, the authorities in health monitoring mode




64 cases of dengue fever have been reported from 30 March to 24 April, and essentially in the Port Louis region (Cité La Cure, Pailles Vallée Pitot, Valley des Prêtres, City Martial, Saint Croix and Roche-Bois). The first patient had been declared in the area of the Champ de Mars at the heart of the Mauritian capital.
 
The regions of Pamplemousses, Llamatie, Souillac, Trou-aux-Biches and Mahebourg are equally affected.
 
People infected with the dengue virus have been admitted to a specialized unit within various hospitals of the island for proper therapeutic management of the infectious disease. Nine patients were also treated in hospital on Friday afternoon.
 
Health authorities continue to take all necessary measures to manage health risks, including with the use of insecticides in zones at risk. Thousands of houses in the regions concerned were also sensitized to clean their yard in order to prevent the proliferation of the Ades albopictus mosquito, vector of disease as well as the destruction of larval habitats.



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