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A 27-year-old female asked:

Past 2 days fever up to 102.5, body ache, headache, chills. flu or dengue? i live in asia. advice for both is rest, fluids- worth getting dengue test?

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Dr. Stephen Scholand
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
Febrile illness: Please get checked because dengue can be serious and it's rainy season there now, so it's more prevalent. It could be malaria too although I don't know if u live in the city or the countryside? You can look for small red spots in the skin which might indicate dengue. Anyway I really hope u can get checked now.

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