Dengue spreading in Addu, public urged to be cautious

Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH) | Photo: adduLIVE

Addu City, Maldives – Addu Equatorial Hospital (AEH), revealing that dengue is fast spreading in Addu City right now, has warned the public to take precautionary measures against mosquitos.

According to the hospital, six cases of the mosquito borne disease have been identified in the city so far around this time. Because of this, the hospital urges the public to take protective measures against both mosquito bites, and mosquito breeding grounds.

This includes wearing mosquito repellant and wearing long sleeved clothes and long pants especially during mornings and evenings when mosquitos are most active, as well as destroying any place which can collect stagnant water such as trash cans, rubbish, etc.

Currently Maldives is experiencing an outbreak of dengue, with 142 cases being reported around the Maldives between 1st and 12th October alone.

Symptoms of dengue include body and joint paint, fever, pain in the eyes and headache, as well as tiny red spots on the skin.

Experts urge to seek medical help if a fever persists for more than three days, and to increase liquid intake and rest while recovering.