Togo: Health ministry investigates several dengue cases

Friday, 17 November 2023 16:42
Togo: Health ministry investigates several dengue cases

(Togo First) - The Ministry of Health of Togo is currently investigating several cases of dengue fever reported across the country. At present, five cases have been reported in the maritime region, one in the Plateaux region, and two in the Savanes region.

"Investigations are underway to search for possible cases in the community to facilitate their early management," said Minister Moustafa Mijiyawa.

The government has put in place an action plan, including the organization of case management in health facilities, the strengthening of early detection through laboratory confirmations, and raising public awareness about preventive measures.

Dengue fever is an infectious disease transmitted by mosquito bites. Its symptoms are non-specific, and they include fever, intense weakness, headache, joint and muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, and rash. However, in severe cases, bleeding and other major health complications can occur.

Meanwhile in Burkina Faso…

It should be noted that the Togolese Ministry of Health had already warned about the disease last October, mentioning the disease’s presence in Burkina Faso. Indeed, recent reports indicate that 50,000 people may have been infected, and 214 succumbed to Dengue in the neighboring country. According to available data, a third of the deaths (48 people) were recorded between October 9 and 15.

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