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Dengue Fever

Marshall Islands President Hilda Heine signed a proclamation on August 7 2019 ordering all government departments and agencies to coordinate relief efforts to affected communities in the RMI.

The president issued the declaration following an advisory from the Marshall Islands’ Ministry of Health and Human Services, who reported that a total of 64 dengue-like illnesses were identified during the period May 22 to August 6, 2019. The Ministry of Health is urging the public to practice the recommended 3-S for dengue prevention, namely; search and eliminate, self-protection, and seek early consultation.

Seek immediate hospital care if you experience symptoms of dengue complications.

You may have dengue complications if you experience any of the following between 3–7 days after the first symptoms of dengue occurred and once the fever has subsided.

-Source: World Health Organization Regional Office for South-East Asia

Symptoms include:
  • Rapid breathing
  • Persistant vomiting
  • Severe abdominal pain
  • Bleeding gums
  • Fatigue/restlessness
  • Blood in vomit

Dengue Prevention

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