The Ministry of Health of Niger has reported the first ever case of dengue in Niger, according to the World Health Organization.
The patient is a 47-year-old male from Niger who arrived from Cuba on 13 August 2022. On 14 August 2022, he exhibited flu-like symptoms, including fever, arthromyalgia, body aches, cold, etc., and then consulted a clinic in Niamey.
He tested positive for COVID-19 and dengue in June 2022 in Cuba. The sample taken and sent to the Centre de Recherche Médicale et Sanitaire (CERMES) on 8 August 2022 tested positive for dengue.
A second sample was sent to the Institut Pasteur in Dakar for confirmation and also returned positive for dengue on 24 August 2022. The patient currently has no signs of bleeding but blood analysis showed thrombocytopenia.
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