Cape Verde. According to
countryaah, the entire nation was shocked in November by
a rapid and unexpected outbreak of the mosquito-borne
disease dengue fever, the first epidemic of this kind to hit
Cape Verde. The number of infected persons increased by
about 1,000 people per day and on average one person died
every day. This while the so-called swine flu had taken hold
in the country.
For one day, almost all other activities were down, when
the entire population was asked to kill mosquitoes and try
to destroy the environments in which they develop. The
military and police also participated in the work.
The epidemic risked hitting the increasingly important
tourism, which is one of the country's main sources of
income. In the first phase, the government invested
approximately SEK 3.7 million to stop the spread of
infection, but much larger sums were at stake if tourists
were to fail during the high season in the winter. In the
most important market, Portugal, a warning was issued for
trips to Cape Verde.