10 Dengue Symptoms

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Dengue is a small group of viruses found in warm, wet climates in areas, such as Southeast Asia, the Caribbean, the western Pacific islands and Central America. About five to eight days after being bitten by a mosquito carrying dengue, a person may show symptoms.1‘Dengue.’ Nhs.uk, 23 Oct. 2017, www.nhs.uk/conditions/dengue/

Three out of four people infected with dengue don't have symptoms, and many others have mild symptoms that can be managed at home. There's no specific treatment for dengue, but medications and rest may help a person recover. Some people, however, may develop severe symptoms that require hospitalization.2‘Symptoms and Treatment.’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 14 July 2020, www.cdc.gov/dengue/symptoms/index.html

Fever

Dengue virus is sometimes called dengue fever, and a sudden high fever is a common symptom. A person may sweat, shiver or feel uncomfortably hot.1‘Dengue.’ Nhs.uk, 23 Oct. 2017, www.nhs.uk/conditions/dengue/ The fever typically lasts four to seven days although the timeframe may be slightly shorter or longer.4‘Dengue Fever | Florida Department of Health.’ Florida Department of Health, www.floridahealth.gov/diseases-and-conditions/dengue/index.html

A person experiencing a fever they suspect may be dengue should talk to their doctor, but in many cases, the fever dissipates with time. Acetaminophen and similar over-the-counter medicines may help manage fever and pain. It's recommended to avoid aspirin, naproxen and ibuprofen for dengue symptoms.3‘Dengue Fever.’ Virginia Department of Health, www.vdh.virginia.gov/epidemiology/epidemiology-fact-sheets/dengue-fever/

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