What do you know about Dengue fever?

Elizbeth

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What do we know about Dengue fever?
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease occurring in tropical and subtropical areas. Those who become infected with the virus a second time are at a significantly greater risk of developing severe disease.
 
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Grant

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Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne viral disease occurring in tropical and subtropical areas. Those who become infected with the virus a second time are at a significantly greater risk of developing severe disease.
Hello Liz, how will people know if they have dengue fever?
 

Elizbeth

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Hello Liz, how will people know if they have dengue fever?
The patient should experience symptoms like high fever, rash and muscle and joint pain. In severe cases there is serious bleeding and shock, which can be life threatening.
 

Grant

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The patient should experience symptoms like high fever, rash and muscle, and joint pain. In severe cases, there is serious bleeding and shock, which can be life-threatening.
But some other medical conditions could also have similar symptoms.
 

Don

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I think it does..
Typical dengue is fatal in less than 1% of cases; however, dengue hemorrhagic fever is fatal in a lot of of cases. If dengue hemorrhagic fever is not treated, mortality (death) rates can be as high as 20%-50%.
 

Devon

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Typical dengue is fatal in less than 1% of cases; however, dengue hemorrhagic fever is fatal in a lot of cases. If dengue hemorrhagic fever is not treated, mortality (death) rates can be as high as 20%-50%.
Why does dengue fever cause hemorrhage?
 

Don

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Why does dengue fever cause hemorrhage?
This is called severe dengue, dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome. Severe dengue happens when your blood vessels become damaged and leaky. And the number of clot-forming cells (platelets) in your bloodstream drops. This can lead to shock, internal bleeding, organ failure
 

Anderson

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Typical dengue is fatal in less than 1% of cases; however, dengue hemorrhagic fever is fatal in a lot of of cases. If dengue hemorrhagic fever is not treated, mortality (death) rates can be as high as 20%-50%.
That's quite a lot. Wow!
 

Elizbeth

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There is no specific medicine to treat dengue infection. If you think you may have dengue fever, you should use pain relievers with acetaminophen and avoid medicines with aspirin, which could worsen bleeding.
 

Albert

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There is no specific medicine to treat dengue infection. If you think you may have dengue fever, you should use pain relievers with acetaminophen and avoid medicines with aspirin, which could worsen bleeding.
Good to know, thanks..
 

Gilbert45

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There is no specific medicine to treat dengue infection. If you think you may have dengue fever, you should use pain relievers with acetaminophen and avoid medicines with aspirin, which could worsen bleeding.
I believed that many people could recover from Dengue fever by themselves.
 
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