20 dead from dengue fever in Nicaragua

Dengue fever continues to spread in Nicaragua

Dengue fever is currently spreading in Nicaragua. Almost 8,000 people are now infected with the virus, which is transmitted by mosquitoes. This is reported by the news agency "dpa". Government spokeswoman Rosario Murillo quotes that there have already been 20 fatalities.

1,000 patients for dengue fever in Nicaragua in the hospital. Dengue fever is an infectious disease that is transmitted in tropical and subtropical regions by the mosquito "Aedes aegypti". The larvae of the mosquitoes develop in small pools of water such as in flower pots or puddles The disease caused by the dengue virus. Dengue fever is the fastest spreading and mosquito-borne viral infectious disease worldwide. The symptoms of the disease include primarily flu-like symptoms such as fever and joint and joint pain. Internal bleeding and the so-called Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS), which can be fatal to the patient, and so far there is no vaccine.

Dengue fever is currently raging in Nicaragua, where the government has claimed 20 lives. The condition of another 18 patients is said to be very serious, the news agency reports. In total, around 1,000 people are currently being treated in the hospital for dengue fever. (ag)

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