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    Kédougou – a new epidemic is looming: 47 chikungunya patients identified

    OG August 17, 2023

    In the space of two weeks, in August, 47 cases of chikungunya were identified in the region of Kédougou.

    According to Doctor Ababacar Mbaye, director of the Medical Region of Kédougou, "we have an epidemic of chikungunya virus tree more precisely which is transmitted by an aedes vector which resembles cases of malaria, by its clinical manifestation".

    Returning to its manifestations, Doctor Mbaye informs that even if the disease is not fatal, "the symptoms of this fever can go up to 38° and beyond, plus joint and muscle pain, but also in the head with headaches ”.

    Taking stock to date, Doctor Mbaye notes that “ this chikungunya epidemic has been recorded in the departments of Kédougou and Salemata. The first cases were recorded at a sentinel site, at the Dalaba health post, and in the other posts of the Kédougou health district. We received, this morning (yesterday, editor's note) twenty-seven (27) other cases at the level of the health district of Saraya, in this month of August ”, noted Doctor Ababacar Mbaye.

    In addition, he assures that the Regional Health Directorate of Kédougou has taken the necessary measures for the treatment and follow-up of the registered cases, by giving them “every day analgesics, to bring down the fever. And we recommended a rest to all the sick people identified .

    PAPA ALIOUNE DIENG

    En l’espace de deux semaines, au mois d’août, 47 cas de chikungunya ont été recensés dans la région de Kédougou. Selon Docteur Ababacar Mbaye, directeur de la Région médicale de Kédougou, «nous avons une épidémie d’arbre virose de chikungunya plus précisément qui est transmise par un vecteur aèdes qui ressemble à des cas de paludisme, par sa manifestation clinique». Revenant sur ses manifestations, Docteur Mbaye renseigne que même si la maladie n’est pas mortelle, «les symptômes de cette fièvre peuvent aller jusqu’à 38° et au-delà, plus des douleurs articulaire et musculaire, mais aussi au niveau de la tête avec des […]


    "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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    Senegal: health authorities take measures to prevent the spread of chikungunya

    By Le360 Africa (with AFP)
    On 08/18/2023 at 07:45

    Senegal is taking measures to prevent the spread of chikungunya, a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes and which recently appeared in Kédougou, in the south-east of the country, indicated the director of prevention at the Ministry of Health and of Social Action, Dr. Mamadou Ndiaye.

    The investigation team from the Ministry of Health, in conjunction with the medical region of Kédougou and technical partners, in particular the WHO and the Institut Pasteur, are on the ground to assess the risks and the extent of the disease. , underlined Mr. Ndiaye, in a statement to the press.

    So far, medical authorities have not reported any deaths out of the 45 cases detected in the Kedougou region. “It is a disease that can experience outbreaks. If the person is bitten by the mosquito, within three to four days, he can develop a disease called chikungunya,” he explained.

    It can disappear spontaneously after a few weeks, just as it can lead to "complications in the elderly up to death", said Mr. Ndiaye.

    According to the director of prevention, the disease, which has already been reported in Senegal in 2009 and 2015, is manifested by fever, muscle pain, sometimes a rash on the skin and joint pain.

    The health authorities have put in place a communication plan in the Kédougou region focused on awareness and anti-larval control, added Mr. Ndiaye.


    Le Sénégal est en train de prendre des mesures pour éviter toute propagation du chikungunya, une maladie virale transmise par des moustiques et récemment apparue à Kédougou, dans le sud-est du pays, a indiqué le directeur de la prévention au ministère de la Santé et de l’Action sociale, Dr Mamadou Ndiaye.
    "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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      Chikungunya epidemic: more than 100 cases in the Kédougou region

      OG August 23, 2023


      (APS) – The region of Kédougou (Southeast) has crossed the bar of 100 cases of chikungunya since the appearance of this disease on its territory at the beginning of this month, the head of the regional service of health education and information, Ismaïla Ndiaye.

      Three hundred and seventy suspected cases have been identified in the regional territory, according to Mr. Ndiaye.

      He recalls that a response plan has been put in place by the regional health directorate of Kédougou to detect and identify cases of chikungunya.

      “We have drawn up a good control plan, for an active search for sources of contamination of the chikungunya disease,” assured Mr. Ndiaye, specifying that the medical region monitors the area, the airport of Kédougou in particular.

      Awareness campaigns and prevention of chikungunya disease will take place in the region, according to Ismaïla Ndiaye.

      Doctor Ababacar Mbaye, regional director of health in Kédougou, announced on August 16 that 47 cases of chikungunya had been identified in this region in less than two weeks.

      ''We have an epidemic […] of chikungunya, a disease transmitted by a vector which resembles that of malaria in its clinical manifestation. The heat generated by this fever can exceed 38 degrees, in addition to joint and muscle pain, headaches too,'' he explained.

      Cases of chikungunya have been identified in the departments of Kédougou and Saraya.

      ''The first cases were recorded in Dalaba and other health posts in the Kédougou health district. We received this morning 27 more cases from the Saraya health district,” Mbaye said.

      He ensures that the regional health directorate has taken the necessary measures for the treatment and follow-up of patients.

      ''We will give them painkillers, every day, to bring down the fever. We have prescribed rest for all sick people,'' he said.


      (APS) – La région de Kédougou (Sud-est) a franchi la barre des 100 cas de chikungunya depuis l’apparition de cette maladie sur son territoire au début de ce mois, a déclaré à l’APS le responsable du service régional de l’éducation et de l’information pour la santé, Ismaïla Ndiaye. Trois cent soixante-dix cas suspects ont été recensés sur le territoire régional, selon M. Ndiaye. Il rappelle qu’un plan de riposte a été mis en place par la direction régionale de la santé de Kédougou pour détecter et recenser les cas de chikungunya. ‘’Nous avons élaboré un bon plan de lutte, pour […]
      "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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        Senegal: prevention campaign following the appearance of chikungunya cases

        In Senegal, a chikungunya epidemic was reported in August, with 112 confirmed cases, in the three departments of the Kédougou region, in the south of the country.

        Published on :08/27/2023 - 13:59

        This viral disease is transmitted by the bite of a carrier mosquito. It is therefore favored by the rains which leave stagnant water. The disease is quite rare in Senegal but the health authorities want to be reassuring: no serious case has been recorded for the moment.

        Joined by RFI, Dr. Mamadou Ndiaye, director of prevention at the Ministry of Health, explains how to spot chikungunya and how to avoid it.

        " Whatever the place of the national territory, the health workers have been trained to recognize certain signs which are reminiscent of these pathologies: as soon as a patient has a high fever of sudden onset, body aches... these are signs that are not very specific - in malaria too, you can also find body aches - so these are non-specific signs. What predominates here is that it hurts in the joints and sometimes the joints are swollen. So, it can make think of a chikungunya and other pathologies. They are then obliged to take samples to transmit to the laboratory and it is once this is confirmed that we can say that it is this pathology or not. »

        " Rarely lethal "

        “It is rarely fatal. In general, fatal cases occur in very young or elderly subjects, or in subjects with other pathologies. But in general, if the treatment is well conducted, in two weeks the individual regains his health. Individually, you have to protect yourself against bites by wearing covering clothes, put mosquito nets on windows and doors. Above all, we advise each individual to sleep under an insecticide-treated mosquito net”.




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        -Nelson Mandela

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          SENEGAL-SANTE /
          Tambacounda: 42 cases of chikungunya recorded, one death

          published September 16, 2023 at 10:26 a.m.

          Tambacounda, September 16 (APS) – Forty-two cases of chikungunya, including one death, were recorded in the Tambacounda region (east), regional health director Dr. Bayal Cissé said on Friday.

          ''We started with one case. Automatically, other cases appeared. In total there were 42 cases, including one death. A patient from Makacolibantang arrived deceased,'' he told APS.

          He calls on populations to adopt protective measures, by sleeping under impregnated mosquito nets.

          He indicated that the region was faced this year with a “triple epidemic” of arbovirosis: . chikungunya, Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever and dengue fever. ''The first was Crimea Congo with a case in Koumpentoum, which we were able to suppress for two days,'' he said.

          He indicated that the appearance of these diseases in the eastern region was a good opportunity to work in concert with other sectors such as livestock breeding, the hygiene service, social action services and the hospital. regional of Tambacounda. “Everyone accompanied us so that we could take samples and investigate all contact cases, both human and animal,” he explained.

          He declared that all the samples were sent to the Pasteur Institute in Dakar, rejoicing that "everything came back normal". According to him, ''the person affected in the village of Goundiour, in the department of Koumpentoum, is out of the woods''. According to him, ''we can consider that this epidemic in Crimea Congo is over in the Tambacounda region''.

          For dengue fever, he reported that a case was recorded in the Bakel department, informing that "the investigation and follow-up of contacts are underway". He assured that no other cases have been recorded since then. He reported that samples were taken from people suspected of having contracted the disease. ''We have received the results from the Pasteur Institute, which have not yet confirmed any new cases,'' said Bayal Cissé.

          He declared that dengue fever was being monitored, announcing that ''in a week we will see [its] evolution (...) in the Tambacounda region''.

          BT/ASG

          Tambacounda, 16 sept (APS) - Quarante-deux cas de chikungunya, parmi lesquels figurent un décès, ont été enregistrés dans la région de Tambacounda (est), a indiqué vendredi le directeur régional de la santé, Dr. Bayal Cissé. ‘’On a démarré avec un cas. Automatiquement, d’autres cas sont apparus. Au total on a décompté 42 cas, dont un


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          Tambacounda: The Chikungunya epidemic leaves one dead in Kédougou

          SeneNews
          Published on 09/16/2023 at 2:00 p.m. - Updated on 09/16/2023 at 2:01 p.m.
          By Malang Toure

          The Chikungunya epidemic continues to haunt the sleep of the inhabitants of Tambacounda. After Kédougou with 42 cases recorded by the health department, a teenage breeder lost his life in this area. It concerns an eleven-year-old shepherd who died following the epidemic. According to management, the teenager from Maka Kolibantang arrived late in the care department.

          ...

          L’épidémie de Chikungunya continue de hanter le sommeil des habitants de Tambacounda. Après Kédougou avec 42 cas recensés par la direction de la santé, un
          "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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          • #6
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            THREE CASES OF CHIKUNGUNYA AND ONE CASE OF ZIKA DETECTED IN THE SÉDHIOU REGION

            Chikungunya and Zika appear in Sédhiou. Four cases have been detected in the region. The regional health department is working hard to contain the two pathologies.

            Published 13/12/2023

            Chikungunya and Zika appear in Sédhiou. Four cases have been detected in the region. The regional health department is working hard to contain the two pathologies.

            The homes of the three patients were sprinkled as was the town of Sédhiou.

            “On November 24, we counted one patient case and the results sent to the Pasteur Institute confirmed a case of Chikungunya. After this first case, we carried out an investigation which allowed us to count two (2) cases in the environment of the first case.

            Which brings the number of Chikungunya cases to three (3) cases,” Amadou Yeri Camara, regional health director of Sédhiou, told Radio Senegal.

            Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by Aedes mosquitoes (or tiger mosquitoes). It causes fever and severe arthralgia (joint pain).

            To contain this pathology, the regional health directorate has initiated several dusting operations to disinfect the city in order to counter this dangerous disease.

            Beyond the three cases of Chikungunya, a case of Zika (virus responsible for neurological disorders and microcephaly) was also detected in the region. The situation remains under control, according to Amadou Yeri Camara.

            Le Chikungunya et le Zika font leur apparition à Sédhiou. Quatre cas ont été détectés dans la région. La direction régionale de la santé à pied d’œuvre pour contenir les deux pathologies. Les domiciles des trois patients ont été saupoudrés tout comme la ville de Sédhiou. « Le 24 novembre, nous avons compté un cas de patient et les résultats envoyés à l’institut Pasteur, confirme un cas de Chikungunya. Après ce premier cas, nous avons mené une investigation qui nous a permis de compter deux (2) cas dans l’environnement du premier cas.


            "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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            • #7
              WEEKLY BULLETIN ON OUTBREAKS
              AND OTHER EMERGENCIES

              Week 50: 11 -17 December 2023
              Data as reported by: 17:00; 17 December 2023

              ...​

              Senegal

              Zika


              Grade Ungraded
              Date notified to WCO 12/11/2023
              Start of reporting period 11/14/2023
              End of reporting period 12/18/2023

              Total cases 2
              Cases Confirmed 2
              Deaths 0
              CFR 0.0%


              In week 49, Senegal health authorities has reported the confirmation of two cases of Zika virus disease in the districts of Sédhiou and Sokone through Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) testing. Details regarding the age of the women in Sokone remain unspecified, and their pregnancy status has not been disclosed. There is a potential risk for adverse outcomes including microcephaly, other congenital malformations in infants, and possibilities of premature birth or miscarriage. Investigation reports are forthcoming.


              "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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