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What kind of condition is dengue fever?
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Viral Illness
The aedes aegypti & aedes albopictus mosquitoes are both vectors for dengue fever.
Denque fever is a viral illness. According to the world health organization the aedes aegypti feeds during the daytime & the females can on multiple humans during one feeding period. Who states dengue fever can present with high fevers (i.e. 104 f) accompanied by muscle / joint pain, severe headches, pain behind.

In brief: Viral Illness
The aedes aegypti & aedes albopictus mosquitoes are both vectors for dengue fever.
Denque fever is a viral illness. According to the world health organization the aedes aegypti feeds during the daytime & the females can on multiple humans during one feeding period. Who states dengue fever can present with high fevers (i.e. 104 f) accompanied by muscle / joint pain, severe headches, pain behind.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
pain behind eyes, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands & rash. Severe dengue can cause drop in body temperature, bloody gums or vomitus, severe abdominal pain, difficulty breathing & restlessness. Death rates with severe dengue drop from more than 20% to less than 1% with right tx.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
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In brief: DENGUE
Transmitted by by mosquito aedes aegiptus.
Mostly in the tropic (caribbean for example). Causes severe fever, body ache, and may cause hemorrhage and or death. Make sure you don't leave stagnated water.

In brief: DENGUE
Transmitted by by mosquito aedes aegiptus.
Mostly in the tropic (caribbean for example). Causes severe fever, body ache, and may cause hemorrhage and or death. Make sure you don't leave stagnated water.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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Dr. Marybeth Lambe
This is not just in the Tropics anymore: Viral infection, Dengue, also known as "Breakbone Fever" because of shaking chills it engenders, has increased in incidence dramatically around the world in recent decades. The geographical distribution is around the equator with 70% of the total 2.5 billion people living in endemic areas from Asia and the Pacific. Before 1970, only nine countries noted severe dengue epidemics. The disease is now endemic in more than 100 countries in Africa, the Americas, the Eastern Mediterranean, South-east Asia and the Western Pacific. Cases across the Americas, South-east Asia and Western Pacific reached over 1.2 million cases in 2008 and 2.3 million in 2010. In 2010, 1.6 million cases of dengue were reported in the Americas alone, of which 49 000 cases were severe dengue. This has become a world wide concern.
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