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What does getting dengue fever mean in the long run?
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Dr. Sarah Kohl
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In brief: Worse next time
There are 4 serotypes (varieties) of dengue virus.
Most people recover uneventfully. Rarely, some have internal oozing which can be very serious. Oddly enough, if you have been infected with one variety in the past, you are more likely to have a severe reaction to another dengue serotype infection in the future. Prevention is essential: wear insect repellent during the day.

In brief: Worse next time
There are 4 serotypes (varieties) of dengue virus.
Most people recover uneventfully. Rarely, some have internal oozing which can be very serious. Oddly enough, if you have been infected with one variety in the past, you are more likely to have a severe reaction to another dengue serotype infection in the future. Prevention is essential: wear insect repellent during the day.
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