What countries is dengue fever found?
The disease is common in many popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean (including Puerto Rico), Central and South America, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. In the United States, local cases and limited spread of dengue does occur periodically in some states with hot, humid climates and Aedes mosquitoes.
Is dengue in other countries?
Dengue has become a global problem since the Second World War and is common in more than 120 countries, mainly in Southeast Asia, South Asia and South America.
Is dengue transmitted by kissing?
An infected mosquito can later transmit that virus to healthy people by biting them. Dengue cannot be spread directly from one person to another, and mosquitoes are necessary for transmission of the dengue virus.
Can dengue happen twice?
Yes, dengue can strike you again and again. You can get infected with dengue not once, twice but multiple times, with each subsequent infection being deadlier than the ones before.
Who is most at risk for dengue?
You have a greater risk of developing dengue fever or a more severe form of the disease if: You live or travel in tropical areas. Being in tropical and subtropical areas increases your risk of exposure to the virus that causes dengue fever.
Who is most susceptible to dengue?
In hyperendemic areas in Asia, dengue fever (DF) and dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) affect mainly children under 15 years of age. The age distribution is different in the Americas where these syndromes occur in all age groups, although the majority of fatalities during epidemics occur in children.
Was there a dengue pandemic?
A global pandemic of dengue begun in Southeast Asia after World War II and has intensified during the last 15 years.
How long will dengue last?
Symptoms of dengue typically last 2–7 days. Most people will recover after about a week.
When should you go to hospital for dengue?
Most cases of dengue fever go away within a week or two and won’t cause any lasting problems. If someone has severe symptoms of the disease, or if symptoms get worse in the first day or two after the fever goes away, seek immediate medical care. This could be an indication of DHF, which is a medical emergency.