How do I protect myself from dengue fever?

Avoidance measures. Keep covered up with clothing. Use mosquito repellant and sleep under netting. If possible avoid travel during times of high mosquito activity. Treat fever with tylenol (acetaminophen) and get lots of fluids otherwise there is no specific treatment.
Prevent bites. Avoid day biting mosquitoes that carry it in risk areas. Learn safe and wise use of deet. Consider Permethrin on clothing. Cover up if you can (wear clothes if not too hot) unless safe housing, use bed netting. Follow dengue epidemic curves. Understand first signs of illness. See a travel provider to learn more.