Navigation Links
Threat from Chikungunya, No Longer a Fear

Indian Ocean region was suffering from a crippling mosquito-borne virus disease the Chikungunya fever. It had infected some 150,000 people living in and around this area//. The World Health Organization (WHO) said that the tourists are safe when they are traveling to the Indian Ocean region.

This disease has no cure or vaccine. It is spreading like wild fire throughout the Reunion, Mauritius and Seychelles since January. The disease was first recognized in Tanzania in 1952. It is marked by high fever, severe rashes which are extremely painful but not fatal. Health experts say it can weaken the immune system, allowing other deadly diseases to set it.

Statistics show that about 1,298 confirmed cases and 4,706 suspected cases and authorities are awaiting test results in Mauritius. This is after the death of a 33-year-old man who is thought to have died from this disease.

While the neighboring French volcanic island of Reunion has reported 157,000 cases and 77 deaths linked to the virus.

WHO experts at the end of a three-day visit to Mauritius to assess efforts to control the outbreak told the news conference that there was no reason for visitors to be concerned. Pierre Formenty from the WHO said that both Mauritius and Reunion are safe places to travel.

Mauritius depends mainly on tourism for foreign revenue, with more than 700,000 tourists flocking to its white sand beaches every year, generating around $800 million annually. The government is investing in promoting its tourism industry to accelerate economic growth.

But due to this disease it is expected that the tour operators have seen cancellations. But surprisingly Mauritius says that tourism has not been affected but there was an increase of 18 % in tourist arrivals in January compared to last year.

Seychelles reported at least 1,000 cases in February and said the numbers of people infected with the disease have declined after heavy rains. D espite all this it has no impact on tourism.


'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Is Smallpox Threat Real ?
2. WHO To Support Public Health Threats
3. Food May Trigger Life-Threatening Asthma
4. New Virus : A Threat In the Future?
5. Tsunami Survivors Face Pneumonia Threat
6. The Use Of Invasive Treatment For Life Threatening Heart Conditions Questioned
7. Baking Soda Treatment for Life-Threatening Asthma
8. Ethiopian Children Face Threat From Malnutrition
9. Pigs Population A Major Threat To Encephalitis Ravaged UP
10. Winter Premature Babies Face Threat From Lung Disease
11. Alcohol Consumption A Threat To Colorectal Tumours
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:1/19/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... of a doctor who administered fillers that resulted in severe facial disfiguration. After ... was taken on by doctors at UCLA Medical Center, who removed the substances ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Workrite Ergonomics announced this week the launch ... panel system was designed to deliver the ideal blend of acoustic and visual ... the visual privacy required to maintain concentration levels and increase productivity. The tranquility ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Sam & Associates Insurance Agency, a full service firm providing ... California Bay Area, is launching a charity drive to raise awareness of heart disease ... the primary killer of adult men and women in America, and is responsible for ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... January 19, 2017 , ... ... agency which serves Lawrenceville, New Jersey and the surrounding area, is inaugurating ... lateral sclerosis (ALS), more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease or motor neurone ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... ... 19, 2017 , ... Creative messages to prevent distracted driving ... Impact Teen Drivers and California Casualty. Entries from students aged 14-22 can be ... $15,000 will be awarded for the best peer-to-peer messages sharing solutions to reckless ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:1/19/2017)... Jan. 18, 2017  Magnetic Insight Inc., leader ... into an agreement with inviCRO LLC to develop ... imaging system based on inviCRO,s VivoQuant™ visualization and ... as a complete MPI solution package with the ... or cell imaging in vivo. MPI ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... NEW YORK , Jan. 18, 2017 ... USD 1,669.40 billion by 2021 from USD 1,179.20 billion ... forecast period. Increasing prevalence of chronic diseases, increasing ... are the factors driving the growth of this market. ... biosimilars and generic drugs offer significant growth opportunities for ...
(Date:1/19/2017)... , Jan. 18, 2017 ... Summary GlobalData,s new report, "South Korea Insulin Delivery ... the South Korea Insulin Delivery market. The report provides ... and average prices (USD) within market segments - Insulin ... Accessories. The report also provides company shares and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: