Posted on Apr 19, 2022
Dengue Fever is also known as Break Bone Fever. It is caused by a virus which spreads between people through the bites of mosquitoes Aedes egypti and Aedes albopictus. These mosquitoes mostly bite during the daytime. Four different viruses can cause dengue. The symptoms of infection begin 3- 7 days after the mosquito bite and last for 3- 10 days. Patients suffer from high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash. In a small proportion of cases, the disease develops into life-threatening Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) or Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS).
Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever:
In DHF patients develop symptoms of dengue fever and any of these following symptoms:
In Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS) patients become even sicker and develop dangerously low blood pressure. In DHF and DSS patients can become very sick and so they should be urgently hospitalized and managed by the specialist team.
How to manage patients with Dengue:
How can Dengue be prevented?