A dengue fever outbreak that has affected 1000’s of Paraguayans in latest weeks has reached so far as the presidential palace, with the nation’s chief Mario Abdo Benitez confirmed as having been struck by the illness.
The nation’s Well being Minister Julio Mazzoleni stated on Wednesday that the 48-year-old president fell unwell throughout a visit to the east of the nation and returned to the capital Asuncion the place the prognosis was confirmed. He has been ordered to relaxation.
“The results of the blood check successfully confirms that the president has dengue,” Mazzoleni stated at a press convention.
“He’ll fulfil his agenda in Mburuvicha Roga [the presidential residence] with some restrictions,” he stated, including the president was in a “good common situation.”
The prognosis underscores the potential severity of the outbreak of the illness in Paraguay, which has the second highest incidence of dengue in South American after Brazil. A extreme outbreak in 2013 led to 250 deaths within the nation.
The World Well being Group says the incidence of dengue, which causes excessive fever and joint ache, has been rising quickly in latest many years. There isn’t a particular remedy, however early detection and care reduces dangers related to the illness.
The minister stated Abdo Benitez should full a relaxation interval of no less than 48 hours and can be evaluated daily so as “to discharge him when applicable.”
He added that the remainder time might final three to seven days.
Dengue is an endemic…