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Thursday, January 6, 2011

Did you know what Dengue fever is?

Did you know that typical symptoms include headache, a petechial rash, and muscle and joint pains; in a small proportion the disease progresses to life-threatening complications such as dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome.?

Did you know what Dengue fever is?, Dengue Fever is also known as breakbone fever.

Did you know that Andy Irons, American professional surfer died from Dengue Fever he was , 3?
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Did you know that it is an acute febrile infectious disease caused by the dengue virus?

Did you know that Dengue is usually transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti, and rarely Aedes albopictus.?

Did you know this virus has four different serotypes, and an infection with one usually gives lifelong immunity to it but only short-term immunity to the others.?
Did you know there is currently no available vaccine, but outbreaks can be prevented by reducing the habitat and number of mosquitoes, and limiting exposure to bites?
Did you know that treatment of acute dengue is supportive, using either oral or intravenous rehydration for mild or moderate disease and blood transfusions for more severe cases?

Did you know that the rates of infection have increased dramatically over the last 50 years with approximate 50–100 million people being infected yearly?

Did you know that Dengue Fever has become global and is currently endemic in more than 110 countries with 2.5 billion people living in areas where it is prevalent?


Now if you didn't know, now you know...






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