DENGUE FEVER
Description


 
  Symptoms
Abdominal pain Appetite - loss Diarrhea 
Eyes - pain Eyes - sensitivity to light Fever
Head - ache Hemorrhage Joints - pain
Mouth - dry Muscles - aching Nausea
Skin - itching Skin - flushing Skin - peeling
Skin - rash Taste - loss Vomiting
  Description
Dengue fever or break bone fever is a mosquito-borne infection that causes a severe flu-like illness initiated by the dengue virus.

Few cases of the disease develop into the life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever.

Dengue is transmitted by several species of mosquito within the genus Aedes, principally Aedes aegypti. Symptoms appear 3 - 14 days after the infective bite with an average incubation period of 4 - 7 days.

The virus has four different types; infection with one type usually gives lifelong immunity to that type, but only short-term immunity against subsequent infection by the other three types.

Children often experience symptoms similar to those of the common cold and gastroenteritis.

There is limited understanding of how the virus interacts with the immune system.
  Diagnosis
Dengue fever is not easy to diagnose because its signs and symptoms can be confused with other diseases. Therefore, only blood tests can confirm the diagnose.
  More information:
Dengue Fever Treatment
Dengue Fever Healthcare Centers
 

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