Important details
A virus called dengue can infect humans when an infected mosquito bites them.
Dengue is currently a threat to around half of the world’s population, with 100–400 million cases reported year.

Dengue is primarily found in urban and semi-urban areas in tropical and subtropical climates globally.
Although the virus usually only causes moderate illness or no symptoms at all, dengue infections can also occasionally result in more serious cases or even death.
Vector control is essential to dengue prevention and management. Although there is no specific therapy for dengue or severe dengue, the mortality rates from severe dengue are significantly reduced by early detection and access to quality medical care.


A virus called dengue (also known as break-bone fever) is transmitted from mosquitoes to humans. In tropical and subtropical regions, it is more prevalent.

The majority of dengue patients experience no symptoms. However, the most typical symptoms for those who do include rash, nausea, body aches, headaches, and high fever. Most will recover in one to two weeks. Certain individuals experience severe dengue and require hospital care.

Dengue can be lethal in severe situations.

By avoiding mosquito bites, particularly during the day, you can reduce your risk of contracting dengue.

Painkillers are used to treat dengue because there isn’t a specific treatment for it yet.

Symptoms: Most dengue patients experience minimal to no symptoms, and they usually recover in one to two weeks. Dengue can occasionally be fatally severe.

Should symptoms arise, they typically start 4–10 days following infection and continue for 2–7 days. Among the symptoms could be:

elevated fever (104°F/40°C)
excruciating headache discomfort behind the eyes aches in the muscles and joints
nausea vomiting rash enlarged glands.
People who contract dengue virus for the second time are more likely to experience severe symptoms.

Serious dengue symptoms frequently appear after the fever has subsided:

excruciating stomach ache
Frequent vomiting; fast breathing; bleeding gums or nose; exhaustion; restlessness; blood in the stool or vomit; extreme thirst; pale, chilly skin; feeling weak.
Anyone with these severe symptoms needs to be seen straight away.

Treatment and diagnosis
Dengue has no particular treatment. Treating the symptoms of pain is the main goal. Painkillers can be used at home to treat dengue fever in the majority of patients.

In order to manage pain, acetaminophen (paracetamol) is frequently utilized. Aspirin and ibuprofen are examples of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications that should be avoided since they raise the risk of bleeding.

Hospitalization is frequently required for patients with severe dengue.