Preliminary investigation confirmed that the primary case was reported on November 12
Greater than 5 hundred fishermen in Senegal have contracted a mysterious pores and skin illness after getting back from sea, a senior authorities well being official mentioned on Thursday.
The lads, who come from a number of fishing cities across the capital Dakar, have been positioned in quarantine for therapy, based on Ousmane Gueye, nationwide director of well being data and training.
“It is a dermatitis related to an infectious illness,” Gueye instructed Reuters. “We’re checking additional and hope to seek out out quickly what it’s.”
A ministry of well being report dated Nov. 17 mentioned the boys had “lesions on their faces, extremities and for some, on their genitals.” It added that the boys had been additionally experiencing complications and displaying barely elevated temperatures.
It mentioned a preliminary investigation confirmed that the primary case was reported on Nov, 12. The 20-year outdated confirmed signs that included non-generalized vesicular rash, swelling of the face, dry lips and redness of the eyes.
Photos shared on social media confirmed males with swollen and blistered lips, and huge pimples on their arms.
The Senegalese navy can be despatched to take water samples for evaluation, Gueye mentioned.