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  • Comoros - Cases of fever in Njazidja - "It is not the effects of Artequick " - seasonal flu

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    NATION

    November 4, 2013

    Comores - Cases of Fever in Njazidja "It is not the effects of Artequick "

    For almost a week , health centers receive, in Ngazidja , cases of fever. The situation is somewhat disturbing because health facilities are almost saturated .

    According to Muhtar Moussa, " it is malaria because on 100 patients were recorded two to three cases of this disease . On the other hand several cases of typhoid fever, disorders respiratory and physical fatigue wer recorded, said the doctor practicing in the center of Caritas Comoros in Moroni.

    In El Maarouf hospital , the emergency department has identified last Friday , nearly 80 patients , including 22 cases of flu-like syndrome . Some people seek , however, to link the fever to secondary and adverse effects of Artequick , a drug used in the first phase of mass treatment for the rapid elimination of malariain Ngazidja , since two weeks. " To accommodate an emergency case, it is necessary to dislodge another somewhat recovered ," said Fahad Ibrahim , another doctor at the health center of Caritas .

    Hypothesis

    Dr. Fahad Ibrahim , who is working ,in general from 6am to leave at 16h , said that he asked the competent authorities to take responsibility to educate the public in relation to this crisis.

    He believes that this is linked to the side effects of Artequick although still after him, it is not the same effects reported in Mwali Ndzuwani in 2007 and in 2012. An assumption that the chief physician of the hospital emergency El Maarouf does not admit .

    The emergency physician rather found last Saturday, an unusual situation , on his return from abroad .

    "This situation is not related to the taking of Artequick , but probably to a viral syndrome that is not due to side effects of the antimalarial drug ," said Dr. Ibrahim Jabir that evokes , therefore , compared to the status , high fever with a temperature that exceeds even the Perfalgan , drug commonly used to lower the temperature. The emergency physician Chn of El Maarouf suspected influenza fever that could be carried by the pilgrims that began to regain the country since October 20 .

    Dr. Jabir said they had sent a report to the National Board of Health , which , for its part , would have made ​​samples sent to the Pasteur Institute in Madagascar , for analysis to identify the virus. "The results will be communicated to the public , but for the moment we announce that this is not the effects of Artecquick because a virus can not result from taking medication , "assured Younoussa Assoumani , national director of health .

    Nassila Ben Ali

    http://www.alwatwan.net/index.php?ho...-&actu_id=5860
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
    -Nelson Mandela

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    Re: Comoros - Cases of fever in Njazidja - "It is not the effects of Artequick "

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    Explanation of the ILI Ngazidja !

    Published on 11/11/2013 at 15:25 by comoresactualites Tags : miscellaneous

    Comorian health authorities have invited Friday to a press conference to communicate about the increasing incidence of fever in recent weeks Ngazidja . "We are currently facing a seasonal flu syndrome, mainly in the island of Ngazidja . The regional warning system also reported cases of this syndrome in our Indian Ocean area, Madagascar , Reunion and even in our sister island Mayotte , " said National Director of Health.

    " People confuse the expected side effects after taking the distributed against malaria and the flu situation currently has regional drugs," said Dr. Younoussa Assoumani .

    By cons , health officials advise people to go in the first twelve hours in the closest when headaches health districts , dry cough, fever, numbness of joints, general fatigue of the body, etc. .

    According to the Dns since 1 November , 50 to 60 people come on average in all of the emergency services Ngazidja for various symptoms .

    The peak is already achieved and the trend is downward . However, the situation is not yet mastered . 300 to 400 people attended the service of El Maarouf emergencies during the past seven days due to ILI . 40-50 people could be supported to be treated immediately , the department of El Maarouf emergencies has a capacity of hosts 8 seats.

    "Our service is in an unusual situation. Since October 26 , we find frequent cases of influenza . This is what led us to alert the authorities , who came to make withdrawals . [...] The first results confirm that there is no pandemic of dengue . But they did not say no more than what disease is it , "said Dr. Jabir Ibrahim , head of the Emergency Chn .

    The results of fifteen samples were categorical "no viral epidemic ' dengue ' is reported in the archipelago ," assured Dr. Younoussa Assoumani , who said that " no clinical signs or reliable data would not to speak at this time , the existence of a coronavirus in the Comoros . " "The coincidence of the launch of the campaign to distribute drugs for malaria elimination and the onset of the seasonal flu that many people mix these two different situations voluntarily or involuntarily ," said the national director of the health.

    Since Friday , protocol support is given to health centers and districts for necessary care and treatment against the flu . Further analyzes are being farms Institute pastor.

    Coordination for the rapid elimination of malaria by mass treatment called doctors to mobilize to present the actual effect of " this pandemic which probably has nothing to do with the adverse effects of Artequick nothing." The second phase of the campaign of mass treatment against malaria is expected in the coming weeks .

    Kamardine Soulé ( Alwatwan )

    http://comoresactualites.centerblog....pal-a-ngazidja
    "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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      Re: Comoros - Cases of fever in Njazidja - "It is not the effects of Artequick "

      Originally posted by Pathfinder View Post
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      Explanation of the ILI Ngazidja !
      ...
      "We are currently facing a seasonal flu syndrome, mainly in the island of Ngazidja . The regional warning system also reported cases of this syndrome in our Indian Ocean area, Madagascar , Reunion and even in our sister island Mayotte , " said National Director of Health.
      ...
      http://comoresactualites.centerblog....pal-a-ngazidja

      InVS
      Bulletin épidémiologique grippe. Point au 13 novembre 2013.
      13/11/2013

      Translation Google
      Excerpt:

      No flu epidemic is underway in the French overseas territories.

      ► To learn more about the influenza situation in the DOM
      see the Epidemiological Points

      - Reunion and Mayotte, point August 2, 2013
      http://www.invs.sante.fr/fr/Publicat...au-2-aout-2013

      - Caribbean and Guyana, point October 25, 2013
      http://www.invs.sante.fr/fr/Publicat...5-octobre-2013

      http://www.invs.sante.fr/Dossiers-th...-novembre-2013
      "Safety and security don't just happen, they are the result of collective consensus and public investment. We owe our children, the most vulnerable citizens in our society, a life free of violence and fear."
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