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On the popular Spanish island of Ibiza, tourists are massively infected with dengue fever

Several tourists holidaying on the popular Spanish island of Ibiza have been diagnosed with dengue fever. The Kingdom’s government has issued a warning to travelers ahead of the peak holiday season.

Spanish authorities released a statement after six cases of the fever were confirmed, all in German tourists.

One confirmed case is a 27-year-old German tourist who was in Ibiza for a week last August with her partner and 13-month-old daughter. Shortly after returning home, the family began to show symptoms, including fever, joint pain, and a rash.

Another case was confirmed in a 37-year-old woman who traveled to Ibiza and was in the same city as the first case, along with her partner and nine-year-old son last October.

“One of the potential vectors of dengue fever is the Aedes albopictus mosquito, which is present throughout the Spanish Mediterranean and the Balearic Islands, as well as in some inland and northern regions of the country,” the Spanish Ministry of Health said in a statement.

According to doctors, the first signs of the disease usually appear 4-10 days after the bite of an infected mosquito. Some of the symptoms of dengue fever are flu-like, the Spanish authorities explain high fever, severe headache, feeling unwell or nausea, a spotty rash, muscle and joint pain, eye pain, and swollen glands.

The Spanish authorities clarify that the risk of contracting a fever in Ibiza, although there is one, is low.

Earlier it became known that tourists in Thailand were infected with the Zika virus.

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