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Chikungunya, Dengue and Cholera

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Sereno
4/28/2014 08:48 EST

I thought that I'd start a new thread concerning these diseases.

www.dominicantoday.com

Public Health reports 3,690 suspected chikungunya cases.

Santo Domingo.- The Public Health Ministry on Sunday reported 3,690 suspected chikungunya cases in San Cristobal alone, and called on the population to eliminate the sites where the mosquito breeds in yards, alleyways and streets.

It said the investigation into the chikungunya outbreak in greater Santo Domingo and San Cristobal province (south) has identified 2,348 suspected cases, and 1,142 in the towns of Los Bajos de Haina, Nigua and Barsequillo.

Pubilc Health also reported around 200 possible cases in the municipality of San Cristobal, totalling 3,690 suspected cases in that province.

It also confirmed new cases of the fever in Hato Mayor, Santo Domingo and the National District.
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Chikungunya and Dengue are very similar and spread by the Aedes mosquito; a rather large mosquito with white markings on its legs.

Dengue was a problem this last year in many areas. I had it and it's NOT NICE. It appears that Chikunguya has taken it's place in some areas at this time.

Cholera? The WHO came out with a report that cholera may re-emerge in Haiti due to the drought. This usually spreads into different parts of the D.R. as Haitians immigrate into the D.R.

Stay well people. ; ) Sereno

Planner
4/28/2014 09:00 EST

It has also been identified in Boca Chica as of this past weekend!

I had dengue in early February and it is brutal.

Be careful, use mosquito repellent in the day time! these mosquitoes are the ones out during the day! Remove any standing water where they may breed, spray your yards and inside your houses as needed. It is not to be taken lightly.

While Chikungunya is less deadly then dengue it is all the same mosquito. Either illness is bad so better to prevent!

Lets hope that the "drought" does not cause any more issues in Haiti! Or here for that matter!

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Sereno
4/28/2014 09:17 EST

Thanks Planner.

It took me just about a year to fully recover my the Dengue that I had. 1 of 4 types of Dengue.

We had made several trips to Santo Domingo in early 2013 and think that I was bitten/infected there. That outbreak was a large concern and cases lessened.

Let's hope that this new virus gets under control fast.

Their are no vaccinations for either of these and treatment is about the same with no known cure. Hydration, pain relievers and muscle relaxes only treat the symptoms but does not kill the virus. It runs it's course.

And you are very correct.
"It is not to be taken lightly."

I would recommend that others in the D.R. do at least some basic Google research.

; ) Sereno

Planner
4/28/2014 09:30 EST

I got mine when I visited the north coast, there was an outbreak of about 12 of us. Dengue is serious and no fun! 3 months later I am still recovering and I have complications!

So much better to work on prevention!!!! And there is no vaccine, only thing we can do is help prevent the mosquitoes! So we all need to do our part.

ALSO of note is a major outbreak of tics this year. Check your dogs, cats daily and keep them medicated. vets are overrun with cases of street dogs and cats becoming very very sick and many dying from multiple tic bites! Be vigilant.

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