Dengue virus is transmitted by the bite of a mosquito called Aedes aegypti. While it is difficult to avoid mosquitos, avoiding mosquito bites during dawn and dusk can prevent the virus from infecting. Although the mosquito can be found anywhere, the breeding sites of the dengue larvae include;
Illness starts with sudden and high-grade fevers (more than 101 F) associated with chills and severe body pains. Patients typically complain of pain in or behind both eyes. The presence of abnormal redness of skin along with facial flushing usually after the 2nd day of illness is a very sensitive indicator of dengue fever. However, fevers lasting more than 10 days are usually not dengue fever.
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