Sunday, October 1, 2023

The tiger mosquito is detected in three areas of Navarre and warns of the increase in tick-borne diseases

According to the latest epidemiological report from the Institute of Public and Occupational Health of Navarra In Navarre has detected the presence of tiger mosquitoes in the valley on several occasions Tough. In addition, the Mosquito Alert application was submitted this year notification Number of records compatible with this insect in Ezcabarte j Sangüesa.

However, there has since been no evidence of the widespread presence of mosquitoes capable of transmitting infections in Navarre ISLPLN They point out that occasional presence in the warm months cannot be ruled out.

In 2023, 8 cases of dengue disease were reported in people who traveled to Latin America and Asia. Four cases of malaria were also reported in people who had traveled to Africa.

Both infections and others such as Chikungunya, Zika and that Nile fever Occidental They can be transmitted from person to person when a mosquito bites an infected person and then a healthy person.

From that Government of Navarre point out that it is “essential that persons with a confirmed or suspected diagnosis of any of the above diseases take extreme precautions to avoid mosquito bites until the disease is cured, the fever has subsided and at least 10 days have passed since its onset are.” .” .

Infections transmitted by tick bites

In recent years, the frequency of infections transmitted through has increased Ticks. In 2023, there were cases of three tick-borne diseases: Mediterranean spotted fever, Lyme disease and tularemia.

Warmer springs and autumns could encourage the spread of ticks. Recommendations for prevention are:

– Avoid areas with tall grass and thick undergrowth. Drive on roads.

– Wear long pants, socks and long sleeves, preferably in light colors, and use repellent.

– Check the skin to detect and eliminate ticks early.

– Treatment of dogs to prevent tick infestation.

– Early detection and treatment of infections.

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