What Is Dengue?

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2. Who Is at Risk of Developing Severe Dengue?

Anyone bit by an infected mosquito is at risk of developing a severe case of dengue. However, some people are more susceptible than others. The most obvious at-risk group is people with compromised immune systems. Infants and pregnant women, along with people who have had dengue before, are also vulnerable.

Because severe dengue can result in internal bleeding, shock and eventually death, it is imperative that person’s who develop warning signs seek emergency medical attention immediately. Individuals traveling abroad or just returning should pay attention to any symptoms.


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