The Ministry of Health and Population has begun to take measures to determine the origin of the disease and try to stop its spread.
More than two hundred people in the Egyptian city of Al-Aleqat, Quena governorate, have been infected with a strange disease whose symptoms include fever, fatigue, headache and stomach ache.
The Ministry of Health and Population has begun to take measures to determine the origin of the disease and try to stop its spread. According to the local press, more than 250 people were infected and all of them had similar symptoms such as high fever, bone pain and fatigue that lasted between three and five days. These manifestations are common in colds and influenza.
The symptoms do not form a uniform pattern and all cases have been mild and moderate. So far no serious cases or hospitalizations have been reported. Infected people receive treatment at home for a maximum period of one week.
Disease vector control teams have been sent to the affected city to analyze blood samples from patients, drinking water and sanitation sites, the Ministry of Health reported. In addition, they have deployed pesticide spraying vehicles against insects and mosquitoes.
The head of the Department of Bacteriology at Cairo University Hospital, Nahla Abdel-Wahhab, believes that it would be dengue fever, a disease transmitted through the bites of infected mosquitoes. This condition is not common in Egypt, but cases have been reported.