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How to prevent from dengue fever?

How to prevent from dengue fever?

Avoid Mosquitos: If you are traveling to an area where dengue is endemic, be sure to wear appropriate clothing during the day (that's when this type of mosquito is active) and a repellant. I don't know where you live or if you're traveling, but it's a broad question. ...Read more

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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 to do to prevent dengue fever?

What to do to prevent dengue fever?

Dengue fever is: Caused by a virus spread by bite of mosquito, aedes aegypti, found in tropic and subtropic regions. Dengue fever is being seen more often in world travelers. Although uncomfortable, dengue fever is not deadly. Clothing, mosquito repellent, and netting can help reduce exposure to mosquitoes. Traveling during periods of low mosquito activity can also be helpful. Thank you for this important question. ...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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How is the dengue fever being prevented nowadays?

How is the dengue fever being prevented nowadays?

Prevent mosquito bit: Dengue fever is spread by a mosquio which bites during the day. This mosquito lives in towns, backyards, cities etc -- everywhere you will be. Prevent bits by wearig protective clothing and wearing effective insect repellents such as 30% deet or 20% picardin. A vaccine is in development. Hopefully this will be available soon. ...Read more

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How exactly is the dengue fever being prevented today?

How exactly is the dengue fever being prevented today?

See below: Mosquito control efforts, insect repellant use, attempts to develop a vaccine. ...Read more

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I need to know if there is a vaccine for prevention of dengue fever?

I need to know if there is a vaccine for prevention of dengue fever?

Research: There are no currently available vaccines against dengue. See http://www.Cdc.Gov/dengue/prevention/index.Html for more information. ...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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What are symptoms of dengue fever?

What are symptoms of dengue fever?

Fever/pain/bleeding: Symptoms of dengue can include a high fever; joint, muscle or boney pain; severe headache &/or eye pain; rash and signs of bleeding like bruising easily, bloody nose or gums, or red petechiae on skin. ...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