There are 13 cases of dengue in Querétaro: what are the symptoms and what to do in case of a bite?

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So far, there are 13 cases of dengue in Querétaro, according to information issued by the General Directorate of Epidemiology.

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The State of Querétaro’s Health Department has announced that, so far, there are 13 cases of dengue in the state. Of these, 12 occurred in the municipality of Arroyo Seco and one in San Juan del Río. The Querétaro Health Secretary confirmed that the dengue outbreak in Arroyo Seco is already being managed by health authorities.

In this regard, local authorities are redoubling efforts to contain and eradicate this disease in the region; to do so, they are carrying out control and prevention measures in order to protect the population against this virus and prevent the increase in dengue cases in Querétaro. It should be noted that the only case registered in San Juan del Río is also being monitored through preventive measures and epidemiological surveillance.

What are the symptoms of dengue?

In order to preserve the well-being of the Queretaro population, it is important to remember that dengue is a disease caused by a virus, which is transmitted through the bite of female mosquitoes of the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus species, as explained by the Ministry of Health. Hence, it is especially important to avoid the formation and conservation of bodies of water in the home.

Dengue is present in regions where three factors coexist: the mosquito, the virus and a susceptible host, that is, a person who has not been previously infected by this type of virus. Now, we tell you what the general symptoms of dengue are that the Ministry of Health indicates so that you can stay alert and take the appropriate measures.

High fever
Headache, especially behind the eyes
Feeling of weakness and fatigue
Pain in the joints and muscles
Skin rashes
Nausea and vomiting
Loss of appetite

Keep in mind that the symptoms of dengue usually last between 2 and 7 days, although they can vary in severity. On the other hand, the above symptoms are the most common, but the dengue virus has some levels of severity, therefore, it is important to consider that some other symptoms may include nosebleeds or the appearance of bruises on the skin. This is according to information shared by the Ministry of Health on its official website.

What to do if you have dengue symptoms?

Dengue is a viral disease for which there is no specific cure. Therefore, the focus of treatment is on relieving symptoms and providing supportive care. Even so, here we tell you what measures are usually adopted when presenting symptoms of dengue, based on information from the Ministry of Health:

  1. It is essential that patients with dengue rest adequately to allow the body to fight the infection.
  2. Consume plenty of fluids, such as water, natural juices and oral rehydration solutions, to prevent dehydration, which is common in cases of dengue.
  3. Control the fever with paracetamol, which helps reduce fever and relieve pain. In this case, it is very important to follow the doses recommended by a health professional.

Finally, according to the recommendations of the Ministry of Health, it is very important to avoid aspirin and other medications such as naproxen, diclofenac, ketorolac or other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs due to the risk of bleeding. The main recommendation, therefore, is to always seek medical attention and not self-medicate. A health professional can provide the appropriate treatment and monitor any complications.

Source: aztecaqueretaro