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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The terms "Dengue" returned 3485 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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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Dengue vaccine: WHO position paper – July 2016.
 

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Journal: Wkly. Epidemiol. Rec.. 2016 Jul;91(30):349-64.

 

Last Updated: 29 Jul 2016

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Characterizing a large outbreak of dengue fever in Guangdong Province, China.
 

Author(s): Jian-Peng Xiao, Jian-Feng He, Ai-Ping Deng, Hua-Liang Lin, Tie Song, Zhi-Qiang Peng, Xiao-Cheng Wu, Tao Liu, Zhi-Hao Li, Shannon Rutherford, Wei-Lin Zeng, Xing Li, Wen-Jun Ma, Yong-Hui Zhang

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Dengue cases have been reported each year for the past 25 years in Guangdong Province, China with a recorded historical peak in 2014. This study aims to describe the epidemiological characteristics of this large outbreak in order to better understand its epidemic factors and to inform ...

Last Updated: 4 May 2016

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The terms "Dengue" returned 250 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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Co-distribution and co-infection of chikungunya and dengue viruses.
 

Author(s): Luis Furuya-Kanamori, Shaohong Liang, Gabriel Milinovich, Ricardo J Soares Magalhaes, Archie C A Clements, Wenbiao Hu, Patricia Brasil, Francesca D Frentiu, Rebecca Dunning, Laith Yakob

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Chikungunya and dengue infections are spatio-temporally related. The current review aims to determine the geographic limits of chikungunya, dengue and the principal mosquito vectors for both viruses and to synthesise current epidemiological understanding of their co-distribution.

Last Updated: 3 Mar 2016

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Genomic approaches for understanding dengue: insights from the virus, vector, and host.
 

Author(s): Shuzhen Sim, Martin L Hibberd

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The incidence and geographic range of dengue have increased dramatically in recent decades. Climate change, rapid urbanization and increased global travel have facilitated the spread of both efficient mosquito vectors and the four dengue virus serotypes between population centers. ...

Last Updated: 2 Mar 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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