Malaria: Six Imported Cases

9 years, 3 months ago - February 20, 2013
Since the beginning of this year, the Ministry of Health has recorded six cases of malaria. It is then imported cases, that is to say that they are Mauritians who traveled abroad who have contracted the disease.

Since then, the Ministry of Health has taken all necessary measures to control the situation. It is clear that Dr. Fazil Khodabacus Department of Infectious Diseases Health.

"The patients involved, most of whom have traveled to Africa, were quarantined, treated, and all are delivered. A ministry team visited the communities where they live to survey the situation. The perimeters of their homes were démoustiqués, "he says, adding that there is no further cases of infection in these communities. Dr. Khodabacus precise, on the other hand, since January, no imported case of dengue or chikungunya have been recorded.

"Still that prevention campaigns are set. For example, we continue to sensitize Mauritians to prevent the proliferation of mosquitoes, especially after the recent rain, "says he. Avoid accumulation of water, do not keep the wheels used in his yard, clean his yard, get rid of the water on the roof, use mosquito repellent creams - these are the main guidelines of Health.

In addition, the Department notes an increase in cases of gastroenteritis, influenza and conjunctivitis. The number of cases of the disease is first increased from 810 (February 4 to 10) in 860 cases (11 to 17 February). The number of cases of influenza, it went from 4130 (February 4 to 10) to 4635 (11 to 17 February). Conjunctivitis is also up: 465 cases (January 11 to 17) compared to 447 cases (4 to 10 February). The Ministry of Health attributed the increase of infectious diseases to the high heat that promotes the growth of microbes. "The situation, however, is so alarming about these infections because they are all slightly higher," says Dr. Khodabacus.

Good hygiene, keep their environment clean, to protect themselves against mosquito bites, practice of physical activity, regularly wash their hands, boil water before drinking, eating freshly cooked meals - these are the main doctor's advice for the prevention of these infections.

 

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