Thursday, 24 November 2016

Burkina Faso sees 20 deaths due to dengue

Dengue fever has killed at least 20 people have been killed in the West African state of Burkina Faso due to dengue fever. And about 2,000 cases of the disease have been recorded. Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease which is prevalent in sub-tropical and tropical regions. It is a major cause of illness globally which causes about 100 million episodes of feverish illness per year.   The outbreak of dengue in Burkina Faso is causing alarm and officials are trying to avoid any widespread panic. Dengue fever particularly harms young children though adults are affected too; but is not normally fatal, specialists say. But the affected person may feel tired upto 3 months!

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