Dengue fever is caused by a mosquito. This is the same virus that causes Yellow Fever in Africa. The greatest risk of this disease is in India, South China, Mexico, Africa and the Caribbean. The symptoms include a sudden and very high fever, chills, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. Skin rashes and some amount of bleeding may also take place in this condition.
HOW IS DENGUE FEVER DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of the dengue fever is not only done with checking temperature by a general physician. It also includes a blood test to check if you actually suffer from dengue or not.
HOW IS DENGUE FEVER TREATED?
Treatment for dengue fever can include acetaminophen along with paracetamol to bring down the body temperature. If your doctor suspects that you are at a risk of dengue fever, he would immediately hospitalise you to ensure that apt emergency care and fluids are provided. Being a fatal disease, this is a risk that doctors want to avoid.
DID YOU KNOW?
Massive bleeding is also known as dengue shock syndrome.