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The first instance of Dengue-Fever at the Hospital Diospi Suyana

Diagnosed by medical student Jonathan Steinke

There are few people who are more engaged than the medical student from Cologne.  Recently when the Dengue-Fever broke out in Peru’s rainforests he came here in order to learn as much as possible about the disease.  Tropical medicine is his hobby horse.

A couple of days ago he started his clinical traineeship at the Hospital Diospi Suyana. A young woman came to the hospital with muscle aches and nose bleeds.  Immediately Jonathan Steinke was fully attentive.  As we soon discovered the young woman had spent two weeks in the rainforest and contracted the fever there.  The treatment is symptomatic.  Patient death are usually the result of inner bleeding.

We now hope that one day Jonathan Steinke will return to the Hospital Diospi Suyana as a qualified doctor in tropical medicine.  /KDJ