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Dengue Fever

Facts

 An estimated 500,000 people with severe dengue hospitalization each year

Vector

bite from infected mosquito (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus)

 

390 million cases

Worldwide annually (estimated) 

 

Symptoms: High fever (>40C) with at least two of the following: severe headache, pain behind the eye muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands, rash

Severe Case: Occurs occasionally and includes symptoms such as plasma leakage, fluid accumulation in the lungs, respiratory problems, severe bleeding, organ impairment, death
As there are no vaccines in Canada, basic precautions should be taken:
  Take preventive measures when mosquitoes are most active (during daylight hours)
  Use a recommended insect repellent containing either Icardin (20%) or DEET
  Wear appropriate clothing (e.g. long-sleeved shirt, long pants)
  Use physical barriers, such as bed nets and window screens
Fact-  An estimated 500,000 people with severe dengue hospitalization each year

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