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Over 500 Fishermen Hit By Mysterious Skin Disease In Senegal

Preliminary investigation confirmed that the primary case was reported on November 12 (Representational)


More 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 stated on Thursday.

The males, who come from a number of fishing cities across the capital Dakar, have been positioned in quarantine for remedy, in accordance with Ousmane Gueye, nationwide director of well being info and training.

“It’s a dermatitis associated with an infectious disease,” Gueye informed Reuters. “We are checking further and hope to find out soon what it is.”

A ministry of well being report dated Nov. 17 stated 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 stated 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 The 20-year outdated confirmed signs that included non-generalized vesicular rash, swelling of the face, dry lips and redness of the eyes.


Images shared on social media confirmed males with swollen and blistered lips, and enormous pimples on their palms.

The Senegalese navy can be despatched to take water samples for evaluation, Gueye stated.

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