11 Facts About Dengue fever


Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus.

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Dengue fever is spread by several species of female mosquitoes of the Aedes genus, principally Aedes aegypti.

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Vaccine for dengue fever has been approved and is commercially available in a number of countries.

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Dengue fever has become a global problem since the Second World War and is common in more than 120 countries, mainly in Southeast Asia, South Asia and South America.

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The Dengue fever itself is classically biphasic or saddleback in nature, breaking and then returning for one or two days.

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Dengue fever virus is an RNA virus of the family Flaviviridae; genus Flavivirus.

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Dengue fever can be transmitted via infected blood products and through organ donation.

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Dengue fever can be life-threatening in people with chronic diseases such as diabetes and asthma.

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In 2016 a partially effective vaccine for dengue fever became commercially available in the Philippines and Indonesia.

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Dengue fever, which was once confined to Southeast Asia, has now spread to southern China in East Asia, countries in the Pacific Ocean and the Americas, and might pose a threat to Europe.

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Term break-bone Dengue fever was applied by physician and United States Founding Father Benjamin Rush, in a 1789 report of the 1780 epidemic in Philadelphia.

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