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A 29-year-old member asked:

Can dengue fever reoccur like malaria?

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Dr. Simon Tsiouris
Infectious Disease 24 years experience
Not exactly: Dengue fever does not have a liver stage, like some forms of malaria, that can lead to relapse. But you can become reinfected with a different strain of dengue even if you have already had dengue once.

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Where is malaria and dengue fever most prevalent?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Malaria & Dengue: Malaria is most common in tropical, sub-tropical & temperate areas in Africa, Asia, Central America, South America & the Indo-Pacific. Dengue is most common in tropical & sub-tropical areas of Africa, South-east Asia, the Western Pacific, Eastern Mediterranean & the Americas.
Last updated Jul 22, 2018


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