Dengue

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Dengue, Dengue virus, susceptibility to

Dengue is a virus that is carried by mosquitos and affects over 100 million people worldwide each year. The virus is passed to humans through mosquito bites. Those who inhabit or visit tropical or sub-tropical regions, particularly in urban or suburban areas, are most at risk for infection. Symptoms of Dengue include a high fever, intense headache or aching behind the eyes, joint pain, easy bruising, gum or nose bleeds, bone and muscle pain, swollen glands, and a rash. Symptoms usually appear 4-10 days after infection and last for 2-7 days.

There are four types of dengue virus: DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4. Once an individual has recovered from one of these types, that individual will not develop symptoms from that same type again. When an individual is infected by a different type, however, there is a risk for severe dengue. Symptoms of severe dengue include vomiting (sometimes bloody), tiredness, severe stomach pain, fast breathing, restlessness, and bleeding gums. These symptoms occur after the high fever of dengue has dropped. Severe dengue requires immediate treatment, as it can cause the liquid part of the blood (plasma) to leak from small blood vessels (capillaries). This condition leads to severe loss of blood volume (shock) and can be life-threatening. Other complications may include internal bleeding, difficulty breathing, and accumulation of fluid in the body.

Severe dengue is treated by fluid replacement therapy. Dengue prevention methods focus on avoiding mosquitos, such as by getting rid of stagnant water in containers where mosquitos lay eggs and using bed nets during the night and mosquito repellant when outdoors. If you have been diagnosed with dengue, talk to your doctor about current treatment options. In addition, consult a medical professional for advice before traveling to areas where there is a potential to be infected by the dengue virus.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Dengue" returned 3553 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Acute pancreatitis complicating dengue hemorrhagic fever.
 

Author(s): Kalenahalli Jagadish Kumar, Anitha Chandrashekar, Chetak Kadabasal Basavaraja, Halasahalli Chowdegowda Krishna Kumar

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;49(5):656-659.

 

Dengue infection can have spectrum of manifestations, often with an unpredictable clinical progression and outcome. There have been increasing reports of atypical manifestations. Abdominal pain or tenderness and persistent vomiting (warning signs) are present in the majority of cases ...

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2016

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Antibodies for Rickettsia spp. in patients with negative serology for dengue virus, leptospirosis, and meningococcal disease in municipalities of São Paulo State, Brazil.
 

Author(s): Juliana Anacleto Cabral Prata, Celso Eduardo de Souza, Rodrigo Nogueira Angerami, Taíse Marongio Cotrim de Moraes Barbosa, Fabiana Cristina Pereira Dos Santos, Silvia Colombo, Vânia Martins Fontes Del Guercio, Maria Rita Donalísio

Journal: Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop.. ;49(5):567-571.

 

Brazilian spotted fever is an infectious disease with a high mortality rate if not treated early. Differential diagnosis is difficult, as the first clinical signs are non-specific and can be confused with other diseases. The aim of the study was to investigate evidence of infection ...

Last Updated: 4 Nov 2016

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Working Feverishly to FEND OFF DENGUE.
 

Author(s): Mary Rushton

Journal: IAVI Rep. 2016 ;20(2):9-15.

 

Last Updated: 5 Aug 2016

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The terms "Dengue" returned 252 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Association between nutritional status and dengue infection: a systematic review and meta-analysis.
 

Author(s): Nguyen Thi Huyen Trang, Nguyen Phuoc Long, Tran Thi Minh Hue, Le Phi Hung, Tran Dinh Trung, Doan Ngoc Dinh, Nguyen Thien Luan, Nguyen Tien Huy, Kenji Hirayama

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Dengue infection has various clinical manifestations, often with unpredictable clinical evolutions and outcomes. Several factors including nutritional status have been studied to find the relationship with dengue severity. However, the nutritional status had conflicting effects on ...

Last Updated: 21 Apr 2016

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Epidemiology of dengue in Nepal: History of incidence, current prevalence and strategies for future control.
 

Author(s): Dinesh Subedi, Andrew W Taylor-Robinson

Journal: J Vector Borne Dis. 2016 Mar;53(1):1-7.

 

Dengue is now established as one of the most important arboviral infections. As the epidemic continues unabated globally, this Aedes mosquito-transmitted pathogen is considered a major re-emerging tropical disease and significant public health concern. Four well-established distinct ...

Last Updated: 23 Mar 2016

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Zika virus infection-the next wave after dengue?
 

Author(s): Samson Sai-Yin Wong, Rosana Wing-Shan Poon, Sally Cheuk-Ying Wong

Journal: J. Formos. Med. Assoc.. 2016 Apr;115(4):226-42.

 

Zika virus was initially discovered in east Africa about 70 years ago and remained a neglected arboviral disease in Africa and Southeast Asia. The virus first came into the limelight in 2007 when it caused an outbreak in Micronesia. In the ensuing decade, it spread widely in other ...

Last Updated: 9 Apr 2016

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TDENV PIV and LAV Dengue Prime-boost Strategy
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Dengue

 

Last Updated: 18 Aug 2016

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