Mexico: IMSS Warns Population to Prevent Spread of Dengue

Posted on July 20, 2011 • Filed under: Health, Mexico, TRAVEL

The Tabasco branch of the Mexican Institute of Social Security (IMSS) issued a health warning to the population to pay special attention to dengue symptoms this rainy season, Milenio reports. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle aches, bloody nose, vomiting and diarrhea. There are two types of dengue – classic and hemorraghic. The hemorraghic causes internal bleeding, but it is impossible to tell the two types apart at initial diagnosis, which is why it is important to seek treatment right away. As dengue is spread by mosquitoes, the IMSS advises avoiding standing water in and around the home and having the water treated by health officials. Read Article

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