Macau | 10th imported Dengue Fever case recorded

The Health Bureau announced that the 10th case of dengue fever in Macau brought from outside the city has been recorded in a 9-year old local student who travelled to Guangdong Province

Macau (MNA) – The Health Bureau (SS) announced that the 10th case of dengue fever in Macau brought from outside the city has been recorded in a 9-year old.

On October 8, the SS indicated that the dengue fever was proved due to patient’s travel histories, with the patient being a 9-year-old Macau resident who studies in a Macau north district primary school who travelled on September 25 and between September 30 to October 2 to Zhongshan, Guangdong province.

The boy displayed signs of Dengue Fever on October 2 evening and consulted a doctor in Macau on October 5.

Dengue fever symptoms include high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pain, nausea, vomiting, swollen lymph nodes and rash.

Some infected people may not develop apparent symptoms, and some may only have mild symptoms like fever, e.g. young children may exhibit a milder non-specific febrile illness with rash.

On October 8, health authorities tests confirmed that the resident was positive for IgM antibodies and was considered as another imported case.  Until 5:00 pm that day, no other dengue fever case was recorded.

Health authorities also advised travellers who return from affected areas and feel unwell to  seek medical advice promptly and provide travel details to doctor timely.

By Tina Chao

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