Similar term(s): Dengue fever, Break bone fever.
Dengue is an infectious disease caused by a
virus (genus Flavivirus). It is transmitted
by mosquitoes in tropical and subtropical regions. It is characterized by high
fever, severe headaches, and pain in muscles and joints.
Dengue haemorrhagic fever (fever, abdominal pain, vomiting,
bleeding) is a potentially lethal complication of Dengue, affecting mainly
children. Early clinical diagnosis and careful clinical management by
experienced physicians and nurses increase survival of patients.
Source: GreenFacts, based on WHO,
Dengue and dengue haemorrhagic fever