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What spreads dengue fever?

What spreads dengue fever?

Mosquitos: Primarily the tropical species, especially aedes aegypti. ...Read more

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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Can dengue fever reoccur like malaria?

Can dengue fever reoccur like malaria?

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. ...Read more

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Vacation Costa Rica. 12yo daughter bad fever last night. Gave ibuprofen -it broke. Morning- fevers back. Has bug bites. No joint pain or throwing up?

Vacation Costa Rica. 12yo daughter bad fever last night. Gave ibuprofen -it broke. Morning- fevers back. Has bug bites. No joint pain or throwing up?

I would recommend: that she be seen by a doctor there so that the cause of the fever can be determined and treatment given if needed. Meanwhile you can continue the ibuprofen every 6 hours and make sure she is drinking plenty of fluids. ...Read more

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Malaria and typhoid fevers?

Malaria and typhoid fevers?

BothCauseFeverButDif: Typhoid Fever is a Bacterial Infection caused by a Bacteria Salmonella Typhi.It causes very high fever and is treated with appropriate Antibiotics.It is caused by eating contaminated food and water and is common in many third world countries Malaria is caused by Malaria Parasite which is transmitted to humans by the bite of species of mosquito called Anopheles in Asian,African and Latin America ...Read more

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How does rocky mountain spotted fever spread?

How does rocky mountain spotted fever spread?

By a tick bite: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite (feeding > several hrs). Symptoms start in 1 week (2-14d range). The germ attacks the cells lining the small blood vessels in the body, causing multi-organ damage and maybe death. Very rarely, rmsf can be transmitted by a blood transfusion or accidental exposure in an infectious disease lab. ...Read more

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Difference between dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Difference  between dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Quite similar: Both conditions are caused by dengue virus. One is a milder form but the second one is more serious due to development of very low platelet counts which can lead to bleeding(that is why it is called hemorragic) and occasional fatalities due to shock(fluid leaks) or bleeding. ...Read more

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I've had abdomanolol pain back pain headaches high liver enzymes fever vomiting rash today found tick in scalp Rocky Mountain fever am I gonna die?

I've had abdomanolol pain back pain headaches high liver enzymes fever vomiting rash today found tick in scalp  Rocky Mountain fever am I gonna die?

See a doctor: If you have high fever, you should see a doctor. If you do not have a doctor, go to the nearest hospital emergency room for a check up and treatment, as soon, as possible. ...Read more

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What's colorado tick fever ?

What's colorado tick fever ?

See below: It is a viral disease transmitted in the west us and canada by the wood tick, d andersoni. It occurs from 4 to 10k foot elevations mostly between march and september. Incubation period is 3-4 days and symptoms include fevers, chills, myalgias and prostration commonly. Headache occurs during the fevers. A petechial or maculopapular rash occurs 15% of the time. Lasts 1 wk, 5-10% get neuro symps. ...Read more

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Fever body pain?

Fever body pain?

Needs exam: We are unable to give any sort of meaningful response to this; we need more context, but more importantly, it sounds like you need an exam by a doctor in person. ...Read more

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Altitude sickness chills fever, what to do?

Altitude sickness chills fever, what to do?

Not altitude illness: Altitude sickness does not cause fever unless possibly when one has gone on to serious high altitude pulmonary edema with severe shortness of breath ; vigorous, desperate cough frothy bloody sputum production. If you are having headache but with chills, fever, aches and pains, some other illness is at play--or perhaps in addition to altitude illness. Please get checked out. ...Read more

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Is dengue fever fatal?

Is dengue fever fatal?

Rarely: Dengue when presenting as a hemorrhagic fever can be fatal but most individuals with typical dengue survive. ...Read more

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40yo healthy surgeon c/o severe sore throat w/cough 6d agox3d. Then fever100.8 x 2d w/ severe myalgias/arthralgias;Hand joint swollen,tender,no rashs?

40yo healthy surgeon c/o severe sore throat w/cough 6d agox3d. Then fever100.8 x 2d w/ severe myalgias/arthralgias;Hand joint swollen,tender,no rashs?

Possible Strep: Multiple viral and bacterial infections can cause the symptoms that were stated. The virus will run its course however, if strp, untreated it could possibly lead to rheumatic fever, endocarditis and glomerulonephritis. Joint pain may be present at any time. You should be checked for strep by culture and blood if necessary and treated with antibiotics if needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Diarrhea , have a fever 38 C, chills?

Diarrhea , have a fever 38 C, chills?

Stomach virus...: Your symptoms sound like a stomach virus; however, if the diarrhea is bloody, excessive, you are unable to drink adequate fluid with electrolytes, or is persisting beyond 1-2 days then I would advise that you see a physician for an exam to ensure you are not dehydrated and that you don't need more than just supportive care. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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Rocky mountain spotted fever only in the rocky mountains?

Misnomer: Most cases these days actually in east usa. 60% of cases are in north carolina, oklahoma, arkansas, tennessee, and missouri. Rmsf occurs in both north and south america and is on the rise. 3000 cases maximum a year. Carried by wood tick in the west, dog tick in the east. Rash helpful to diagnose but not always present. Diagnose early to avoid serious consequences. ...Read more

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Chikungunya (Definition)

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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more