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How To Prevent 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you can avoid: Mosquitoes in the tropics, by all means! ...Read more
Research: There are no currently available vaccines against dengue. See http://www.Cdc.Gov/dengue/prevention/index.Html for more information. ...Read more
Prevention, Abx: 1. Prevention - keep away from mosquitoes - cover up arms, legs, neck; use mosquito netting, use mosquito repellent 2. Treatment - if develop dengue, drink lots of filtered water and see a doctor for antibiotics. Then prevent any more mosquito bites. ...Read more
Yes, lots of pain: Dengue fever's nickname is 'break bone fever' because every part of your body hurts so much it feels as if your bones are broken. People with dengue have flu-like symptoms including fever, headaches, and muscle aches. Rarely it progresses to severe dengue. It is a viral infection spread by mosquitos which bite during the day and prefer to live in towns & cities. Wear 30% deet to prevent it. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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