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What are the symptoms of break-bone fever?

What are the symptoms of break-bone fever?

Brucellelosis: Fever and bone pains are the dominant symptoms of brucellosis/breakbone fever. Weakness, loss of appetite, muscle pains etc may be other symptoms. ...Read more

Dengue Fever (Definition)

Definition of the word may have come from swahili "ka-dinga pepo", meaning cramp-like seizure caused by an evil spirit. Dengue or breakbone fever is a viral, flu like illness spread by a day biting mosquito. Many have no symptoms but, if stricken, those ill have high fever, headache, shaking chills, & rash. Repeat illness dangerous. 50% of world population at risk as ...Read more


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What are the tests for break-bone fever?

What are the tests for break-bone fever?

Antibody tests: Dengue fever is usually diagnosed presumptively based upon history and physical findings, and confirmed retrospectively by antibody testing. There is no current specific treatment available. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for break-bone fever?

Dengue: Dengue or bone-break fever, is mosquito borne and distributed in tropical areas in both hemispheres. There is no real specific treatment. ...Read more

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What are the tests for break-bone fever?

Antibody tests: Dengue fever is usually diagnosed presumptively based upon history and physical findings, and confirmed retrospectively by antibody testing. There is no current specific treatment available. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of break-bone fever?

Brucellelosis: Fever and bone pains are the dominant symptoms of brucellosis/breakbone fever. Weakness, loss of appetite, muscle pains etc may be other symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for break-bone fever?

Dengue: Dengue or bone-break fever, is mosquito borne and distributed in tropical areas in both hemispheres. There is no real specific treatment. ...Read more

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Best treatment for break bone fever?

Best treatment for break bone fever?

Break Bone Fever: Treatment for dengue fever is largely supportive with use of intravenous fluids. Tylenol (acetaminophen) may be used. Blood transfusion in an ICU setting may be needed for more serious cases. ...Read more

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Describe the features of break-bone (dengue) fever.?

Describe the features of break-bone (dengue) fever.?

Fever+head+limb pain: Denue fever is increasing world-wide. It is caused by a virus and spread by mosquitoes. Some suffer headache, fever, and extreme body pain (as if your bones are broken). Sometimes the infection can go on to internal bleeding. Treat the symptoms with acetaminophen, rest, and plenty of fluids. A vaccine is in research trials, so for now preventing daytime mosquito bites is only way to prevent it. ...Read more

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Do I have dengue fever?

Do I have  dengue fever?

Been to an endemic: area? Many people who are infected wi Dengue have mild sx's or no sx's. However more significant cases may have sxs such as headache, severe bone/joint pain (hence term Breakbone Fever), high fevers (up to 106 F), pain behind eyes, muscle pain, rash, nausea, vomiting & bleeding from gums. Some people go on to have more severe symptoms wi severe abdominal pain, bleeding under skin & from > ...Read more

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How to avoid dengue fever ?

Dengue Fever: You can avoid travel to areas where Dengue is endemic. Protect against mosquitoes wi permethrin applied to long pants, long sleeved shirts, shoes / socks & 10% DEET for skin. When in endemic areas avoid being out at dusk or dawn. Ensure that building has good screens on window & use bed netting. Remove sources of standing water near the house. As of this writing 6 vaccines are in development ...Read more

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Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more