South American countries have suffered from it, but since 2010, people hadn’t mentioned its name, but now a threat for American countries is back: It is Mayaro fever virus, another disease transmitted through mosquito bites, such as dengue, chikungunya and the fearsome zika.
Countries such as Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic rose preventive alert against this virus, due to the recent confirmation of a single case in Haiti. Though it is one, Rodrigo Marín, from the minister of Health, does not discard that it is already in other nations of America.
Symptoms of Mayaro fever virus are:
The disease can last three to five days. It is not lethal, but it can affect articulations for several weeks, even months.
Authorities urge people to raise awareness and to eliminate mosquitoes breeading sites to reduce Zika, dengue fever, chikungunya cases and now to prevent mayaro fever virus.