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16 December 2017
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Dengue in Portugal

by TPN/ Lusa, in News · 28-09-2017 14:20:00 · 0 Comments

A species of mosquito that carries and transmits the dengue virus has been identified for the first time in Portugal, in the northern region of the country.

According to the National Health Board, there is so far no evidence of increased risk to the health of the population. Symptoms of the disease include fever, headaches, muscle and joint pains, vomiting and red spots on the skin and, more rarely, haemorrhaging.
The primary prevention measure is individual protection against mosquito bites as there is no vaccine against the disease.

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Edition 1454
16 December 2017
Edition: 1454

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