Traveled as you will recall in Mexico.
The current patient is feeling well. The Ministry of Health emphasizes that there is no transmission of the virus from person to person, but a mosquito that bites the patient can transmit the fever.
Spraying is conducted in Kochav Yair against dengue fever // Photo: Kochav Yair Council
Therefore, following the diagnosis and under the guidance of the Ministry of Protection, pest control will be carried out in the patient's area of residence, in order to eradicate the mosquitoes in the environment and thus reduce the possible risk of transmission of the virus.
Supportive care only
The dengue virus, which causes dengue fever, is transmitted by mosquito bites that are common in various parts of the world including Asia, Africa, South and Central America and the Caribbean and Pacific Islands. To date, no local transmission of the disease has been documented in Israel.
The disease usually manifests itself as a fever accompanied by headache, vomiting, intense muscle and joint pain and a rash that passes on its own after 2 to 7 days. In exceptional cases can be life-threatening. When its treatment is only supportive.
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