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What are the causes of dengue fever?

What are the causes of dengue fever?

One cause: It is caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. In this part of the world, it is more prevalent in the south and caribbean. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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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 happens if other types bite what happen is anyone can cause dengue fever?

What happens if other types bite what happen is anyone can cause dengue fever?

Dengue Fever: Not sure what you are asking here. Dengue Fever is due to a virus that is transmitted by several types of Aedes mosquitoes. Most commonly it is transmitted by A. Aegypti. ...Read more

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What type of mosquito causes dengue fever? How can I prevent myself from getting it?

What type of mosquito causes dengue fever? How can I prevent myself from getting it?

Dengue: Dengue Fever is due to a virus that is transmitted by several types of Aedes mosquitoes. Most commonly it is transmitted by A. Aegypti. 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 > ...Read more

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I am not sure about the cause of hepatomegaly in dengue fever, I would like you describe more, please! thank too much?

I am not sure about the cause of hepatomegaly  in dengue fever, I would like you describe more, please! thank too much?

Hepatomegaly: Hepatic dysfunction is a well recognized feature of dengue infections, often demonstrated by hepatomegaly and mild-to-moderate increases in transaminase levels although jaundice and acute liver failure are generally uncommon. Debate continues as to whether dengue associated hepatic dysfunction indicates a direct viral effect, arises secondary to an aggressive host immune response to the virus, or reflects a complex interaction of these two mechanisms. ...Read more

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Does repeat dengue fever (hemorrhagic) cause vascular damage leading to initiating aortic dissection ?

Does repeat dengue fever (hemorrhagic) cause vascular damage leading to initiating aortic dissection ?

No: There is no association between dengue fever and vascular damage. While uncomfortable, df is generally not fatal and recovery is complete. There is no association with aortic aneurysm or dissection. ...Read more

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Does dengue fever causes harmonical imbalance results in anxiety, fear, mood swings? If yes how long it will be lost n how it can be cured?

Does dengue fever causes harmonical imbalance results in anxiety, fear, mood swings? If yes how long it will be lost n how it can be cured?

Imbalance: Dengue fever can lead to drowsiness, fatigue, irritability & restlessness. Although acute symptoms of uncomplicated dengue fever usually only lasts a few days, in more complex cases it may take a number of weeks for symptoms to resolve completely. ...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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Dr. Mark Diamond
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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