dentifying the contours of the so-called mysterious disease that affects fishermen is today at the heart of the concerns of the ministerial departments concerned, first and foremost the Ministry of Health. However, according to a Senegalese doctor, this pathology could be chicken pox.
« Chickenpox is a contagious disease due to the chickenpox virus, you have it only once in your life, after you acquire immunity … Its contamination is very fast. This is why in fishing villages where there is a great promiscuity, it may seem logical that the disease affects so many people in such a short time .
The treatment is just symptomatic with antiseptics to wash oneself and also antihistamines to stop the itching. At times to avoid bacterial superinfection we can add antibiotics », our source points out.
For him, this treatment bears its fruits « two or even three weeks later ».
However, our interlocutor wishes to make a precision of size: « the chicken pox of the child is less severe than that of the adult. That is to say, the longer one delays to make his chickenpox, the more chances one has to make a rather severe chickenpox like what we currently see in these young adult fishermen. We should isolate them, give them a symptomatic treatment, and wait for spontaneous recovery… ».