up to 16 cases reported on Long Island

Officers are warning about instances of Dengue which can be reaching an all-time excessive and is spreading by means of an contaminated mosquito chew.

A complete of 142 instances have been reported in New York – 12 are from Suffolk and as much as 4 are from Nassau.

The commonest signs embody fever, nausea, rash, however some will develop extreme dengue – which might result in shock, inner bleeding and in uncommon instances dying.

There isn’t any particular drugs to deal with it, most individuals get well after per week.

The Suffolk County Division of Well being Companies launched an announcement, saying, “Dengue is a illness attributable to the dengue virus, which is transmitted by means of the chew of an contaminated Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquitos. Dengue is a danger in components of Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Vacationers can shield themselves from mosquito bites by sporting long-sleeved shirts and pants, staying in locations with air con and which have window and door screens and by contemplating the usage of insect repellents. Suffolk County has been issuing warnings about journey on social media.

All instances of Dengue reported in Suffolk County in 2024 up to now have been travel-acquired. Residents are urged to take precautions in opposition to mosquito bites to keep away from Dengue.”

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