14 Jul 2024
The Iran Project : The health ministry is planning to develop a training package to inform individuals, particularly passengers, medical staff, and journalists of the ways to prevent, or manage dengue fever.
Health ministry to develop training package to control dengue fever
Health ministry to develop training package to control dengue fever
According to The Iran Project, dengue is a viral infection transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes, IRNA quoted Farshid Rezaei, an official with the health ministry, as saying.

It is found in tropical and subtropical climates worldwide. Despite the spread of dengue fever, there are no travel limitations. However, travelers, especially in countries such as the UAE and Thailand, should be aware of self-care tips and know how to prevent dengue fever and mosquito bites.

 People in the country should also observe the essential hygiene points such as wearing clothes that cover most parts of the body, like socks, long-sleeved clothes, and long pants. Use insect repellants when traveling to the provinces at risk, which are mainly southern cities, he highlighted.

Stating that the mortality rate for dengue fever is about 1 percent,  Rezaei emphasized, “About 40 to 80 percent of patients with dengue have mild or no symptoms, by adhering to sanitation practices, dengue fever cases can be reduced by 70 percent.

Dengue virus, which is part of flaviviruses, has four serologically related but genetically distinct viruses, DENV serotype-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, and DENV-4.

It means that it is possible for a person to be infected with the virus 4 times. The second serotype is the dominant serotype.

Dengue virus is transmitted through the bite of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes. These mosquitoes also transmit Zika and Chikungunya virus.

Dengue disease has different infectious phases, including the fever phase, critical phase, and recovery phase.

Since April 20 this year, 138 cases of dengue fever have been diagnosed, most of whom are from the UAE, Pakistan, and Iraq, and only seven cases were from inside the country.

These provinces that are at risk include  Hormozgan, Sistan- Baluchestan, Bushehr, Gilan, Mazandaran, and Golestan.

Dengue fever, like other infectious diseases such as corona, and malaria, can be transmitted from infected human to healthy human. Fortunately, treatment guidelines for treating the disease are available in the country.
Reporter : Editorial of The Iran Project
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