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Health News Tue, 31 Oct 2017

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Dengue fever breaks out in north Senegal

A total of 36 cases of dengue fever have been reported in Senegal's northern Louga region, Abdoulaye Bousso, the director of the emergency operation centre at the health ministry, has told me.

"All the cases are benign. None of the patients suffered complications or were hospitalised," he added. Dengue fever has symptoms which can be very similar initially to flu.

Most people who get it will suffer from headaches and fever. Some get rashes, aches and pains and their symptoms usually last for two or three days.

Source: bbc.com

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