Dengue Fever

WHAT IS IT ?

Dengue is a viral illness spread by infected mosquitos from person to person.
Symptoms include fever, headaches, nausea, severe bone and joint pain and rash.
Dengue can cause dehydration and result in shock, internal bleeding, and death in a small number of cases.
There is no specific treatment for Dengue Fever.

WHERE IS IT FOUND ?

Dengue fever is on the move, spreading to increasingly more parts of the world.
Major risk areas include Southeast Asia, the Subcontinent, Subsaharan Africa, Central America, The Caribbean and parts of South America.

HOW TO PREVENT IT ?

A vaccine for Dengue fever is in development, but not yet available.
There is no specific treatment for Dengue fever.
Preventing mosquito bites is vitally important to reducing your risk for Dengue Fever.
Please see our page on preventing mosquito bites.

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Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is a viral illness that is spread by infected mosquitoes.

Dengue fever occurs in Southeast Asia and the Pacific and is increasingly common in Central and South America and the Caribbean. The distribution of Dengue Fever is changing quite rapidly.

The symptoms of Dengue Fever include headaches, fever, joint and muscle pains, nausea and a rash 3-5 days later. Most people recover but Dengue Fever can be deadly due to internal bleeding and shock. Symptoms can take up to 2 weeks to develop. If they do, please let your doctor know about your trip.

A vaccine for Dengue Fever is in development but not yet available.

Protection against Dengue Fever rests primarily in strong measures taken to prevent mosquito bites. There is no specific treatment for Dengue Fever.

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