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Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever

Vector Insect(s) - Anedes Mosquito

This disease is widespread throughout the tropics and subtropics around the world, including the Caribbean, and in recent years there have been outbreaks of it in Hawaii, Florida, and Texas. There is still no vaccine approved for use in the U.S., and antibiotics don't work against it, making protection against mosquito bites key.

Serious Side Effects

Severe damage to the body's blood vessels, leading to bleeding and sometimes death.

Symptoms appear

Two to seven days after a bite.

Treatments

None for the disease itself, but acetaminophen and fluids can ease symptoms. (However, avoid aspirin or related drugs such as ibuprofen and naproxen, which may cause complications.)

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