Femeraid Air Rescue International – Weekly Medical Alert 46

Femeraid Air Rescue International – Weekly Medical Alert 46 Femeraid Air Rescue International Emergency number 244 921548797 Malta / Angola La valleta / Luanda www.femeraid.net Nuno.cosmelli@rescueteam.com 2 Asia & the Pacific India: Increase in mosquito borne diseases Mosquito-borne illnesses continue to be reported across the country, particularly in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR).

Diseases reported include chikungunya, dengue and malaria. Many cases go unreported and therefore the actual number of cases is expected to be much higher than the official numbers. These illnesses are spread by mosquito bites. Most have symptoms of fever and aches and may involve a rash. There is no specific treatment for chikungunya and dengue but there is medication available to prevent and to treat malaria. Although a vaccine for dengue has been developed, it is only available in a few countries and is not currently used for travellers. First-line prevention against all these diseases is by avoiding mosquito bites.