Peru suffers dengue fever outbreak after floods

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By NTD Newsroom
April 18, 2017World News
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Dengue fever has already killed seven in Peru. Hundreds of possible cases are popping up daily.

After the devastating floods, the government rushed to fumigate mosquito nests, but dengue spread too quickly from female mosquito bites.

To deal with the spike in cases, the government set up many mobile clinics. Hospital beds have been fitted with heavy mosquito nets. Soldiers are delivering aid and health supplies, but many people are suffering.

“I felt like I was going to fall, as if I was giving birth, that part at the front (of my body), this area at the back hurt. I went to the toilet and when I sat down I saw blood,” said clinic patient Patricia Ramirez.

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