Posted on 26 juin 2020

Procare Medical Center (french doctors)

DENGUE FEVER

Dengue is caused by a virus of the Flaviviridae family and there are four serotypes of the virus that cause dengue (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4). The Outbreaks are seasonal, occurring during the rainy season (May–October).

Incubation : 4-10 days (delay between host infection and the beginning of the symptoms)

Symptoms :

• Severe Fatigue
• Severe headache
• Pain behind the eyes
• Muscle and Joint pains
• Nausea
• Vomiting
• Rash

Severe Dengue :
Warning signs that doctors should look for include:
• severe abdominal pain
• persistent vomiting
• rapid breathing
• bleeding gums
• fatigue
• restlessness
• blood in vomit.
Prevention for Mosquito Bites :
• Clothing that covers arms and legs
• Repellent
• Mosquito netting

Prevention for Mosquito Breeding :
• Preventing mosquitoes from accessing egg-laying habitats by environmental management and modification;
• Disposing of solid waste properly and removing artificial man-made habitats that can hold water;
• Covering, emptying and cleaning of domestic water storage containers on a weekly basis;
• Applying appropriate insecticides to water storage outdoor containers;

In cases of symptoms similar to Dengue, please book an appointement with Dr Julie Thongsavane, French Family doctor, recommended by many embassies in Phnom Penh :
• By phone : 061828410/411 (opening hours)
• Book online : www.sabaycare.com, Link : https://sabaycare.com/en/recherche/doctor/85
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