Top
10
Doctor insights on: Can You Die From Being Sick With Dengue Fever

Share
Dr. Heidi Fowler
162 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
I had dengue fever about three or two months ago. in sweden there are no dengue mosquitos, but i feel sick again. Possible relapse?

I had dengue fever about three or two months ago. in sweden there are no dengue mosquitos, but i feel sick again. Possible relapse?

Dengue: If you fully recovered from the original dengue infection, you would have to be stung by a mosquito which transmits the dengue virus to contract dengue again. If you have further concerns about this, contact a public health speciaiist for confirmation. ...Read more

4

4
What happens if I get Dengue fever for the second time? Will a Dengue vaccine work for me if I've already been ill?

What happens if I get Dengue fever for the second time? Will a Dengue vaccine work for me if I've already been ill?

Not really!: First of all there is no dengue vaccine yet. The point of a vaccine is that once you get it, you build up antibodies against the disease so if you get stung by an infected mosquito, an get injected with the dengue virus, your antibodies will destroy the virus. Once you've been infected and have developed your own antibodies a vaccine would be useless for you. ...Read more

6

6
What kind of condition is dengue fever?

What kind of condition is dengue fever?

Viral Illness: The aedes aegypti & aedes albopictus mosquitoes are both vectors for dengue fever. Denque fever is a viral illness. According to the world health organization the aedes aegypti feeds during the daytime & the females can on multiple humans during one feeding period. Who states dengue fever can present with high fevers (i.e. 104 f) accompanied by muscle / joint pain, severe headches, pain behind. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
How long does dengue fever last?

How long does dengue fever last?

2-7 days: Dengue fever is increasing and is a common cause for fever in travelers returning from the tropics or subtropics. Symptoms develop 3-14 days after mosquito bite. Other symptoms include headache, pain behind eyes, muscle aches, joint pain, rash, and nausea. About 1% progress on to the more worrisome dengue hemorrhagic fever (dhf). If you suspect df see your doctor and avoid use of ibuprofen. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
How long does a dengue fever last?

Duration: Most often dengue acute sx last 7 to10 days. Usually there is full recovery within a month. If you had dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome recovery can be longer depending on complications. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
How can you catch dengue fever?

How can you catch dengue fever?

Mosquito bite: Bite of an infected mosquito in places where dengue is endemic. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
103 doctors shared insights

Break Bone Fever (Definition)

Break bone fever is also known as Dengue fever. Breakbone fever, also known as Dengue fever, is a disease caused by the dengue virus, which is spread by mosquito. The virus can cause ...Read more


Dr. Mark Diamond
2,228 doctors shared insights

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