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Dengue

Similar term(s): Dengue fever, Break bone fever.

Definition:

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.

Source: GreenFacts

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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 

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Virus

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Español: Dengue
Français: Dengue

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