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#1 What are the countries affected by Dengue and how many dengue cases are there in that country? Kindly give the the latest figures. Kindly give what year the figures were from.

#2 What are the differences of Dengue DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4?
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SE asian countries are affected and prevalence not known. these are the strains of dengue and only three are known there is no DEN-4.  (+ info)

How long does a person have dengue fever for?


Also people can die from dengue fever. How long can a person live with dengue fever before they die?
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dengue fever lasts 6 to 7 days, and it isn't necessarily fatal.  (+ info)

How can we protect ourselves and our animals at home from the dengue mosquito?


How can we protect ourselves and our animals at home from the dengue mosquito? What other things can we use or apply other than insect repel lotions and spraying insecticides?
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try putting some alcohol or vinegar the moment you were bitten by a mosquito.there's actually no way to get away from dengue mosquitoes. but you can do something to prevent them. keep your surroundings clean. don't let stock water on drums or pail open bec. mosquitoes with dengue will breed in them. also don't stock clothes anywhere. if your clothes are dry already better fold them and store them properly on drawers, this way you can avoid mosquitoes.  (+ info)

What are the symptoms of dengue , chicken gunya and swine flue?


What are the symptoms of dengue , chicken gunya and swine flue?
and how can we identify them. which tests should be done?
Please explain me celarly.
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Symptoms:

Chikungunya: (not chicken gunya!!)
High fever, Joint pain

Dengue: High fever, backache, muscle and joint pain, headache,pain behind the eyes.  (+ info)

Why Dengue causes bleeding? What makes it so worse that death may occur?


Dengue is caused by the virus, n its a vector-borne disease. Ive got enough information on it. But what i dont get is that what makes it so worse that dengue causes bleeding from orifices and death may also occur.

what exactly dengue virus do?
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mosquito injects anticoagulants when they bite a person and that prevents blood clotting and causes bleeding.If unable to get blood transfusion of like platelet and packed red blood cells,patient infected of dengue might die.  (+ info)

Is it possible that my body fought off the west Nile virus or dengue?


Well im not sure that i ever had these viruses but when i came back from El Salvador in 2006 from vacation i was feeling very sick with all the symptoms of dengue and west Nile. El Salvador is tropic meaning the disease can live there. Well i was sick for 3 weeks straight then all of a sudden all went away. Is it actually possible for your immune system to fight it off i haven't had any symptoms return in 2 years.
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The treatment for Dengue typically involves supportive care as it is a virus and no specific drug or vaccine is available to treat it. The symptoms associated with Dengue usually resolve in 1 to 2 weeks. If a person has a confirmed case of Dengue, they have a lifelong immunity from the specific virus which caused it. However, there are four closely related viruses that cause Dengue and the person would still be susceptible to the other three.

West Nile virus is similar regarding care and symptoms, however it is not clear the level of immunity a person develops. West Nile Virus, like Dengue, can also cause severe symptoms and complications that require hospitalization and may result in permanent neurological damage.

If you want to learn more about West Nile virus, check out this link:
http://www.germaware.com/hot-topics/1-latest-news/113-west-nile-virus-2008.html  (+ info)

What are quality hospitals in Metro Manila for treatment of Dengue Fever?


My son has been diagnosed with Dengue in Manila, but the hospital he is admitted to does not have all the equipment necessary for tests and treatment. Is there a good hospital that has north american standards and equipment in Metro Manila that he should transfer to?
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i have my son positive of DHF too here in Cebu, and yet the 8specialist attending to my sons' health suggested to have my sons blood checked in RITM (research institute of tropical medicine) and with that i found that theyre the agency task to do research about the virus, i supposed you can checked them out.  (+ info)

How long does it need to take the symptoms of dengue fever and malaria to appear?


I was bitten 6 times by mosquito( red bump). And now i am a bit dizzy and feel like vomiting. May i know when the symptoms of malaria and dengue fever, and how long does it take for the symptoms appear?

please ans in this format.
Malaria-symptoms:
How long it take to appear:


Dengue fever-symptoms:
How long it take to appear:
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When symptoms appear
The time from the initial malaria infection until symptoms appear (incubation period) generally ranges from:1
9 to 14 days for Plasmodium (P.) falciparum.
12 to 18 days for P. vivax and P. ovale.
18 to 40 days for P. malariae.
Symptoms can appear in 7 days. Occasionally, the time between exposure and signs of illness may be as long as 8 to 10 months with P. vivax and P. ovale.
The incubation period may be longer if you are taking medicine to prevent infection (chemoprophylaxis) or because you have some immunity due to previous infections

http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/malaria-symptoms

Dengue Fever
Symptoms
Symptoms of typical uncomplicated (classic) dengue usually start with fever within 4 to 7 days after you have been bitten by an infected mosquito and include
High fever, up to 105ºF
Severe headache
Retro-orbital (behind the eye) pain
Severe joint and muscle pain
Nausea and vomiting
Rash
The rash may appear over most of your body 3 to 4 days after the fever begins, and then subsides after 1 to 2 days. You may get a second rash a few days later.
Symptoms of dengue hemorrhagic fever include all of the symptoms of classic dengue plus

http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/healthscience/healthtopics/dengue/Symptoms.htm  (+ info)

How to do a dengue tourniquet test?


I heard there's a proper way to do that - does anyone know? Also, what do you look for in the test to find out if you have dengue? Spots in the skin?
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see if this helps, good luck  (+ info)

Who had dengue fever before and suffered from hair loss about 3 months after recovery?


Is it possible to have hair loss after dengue? How long will this last?
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i have never heard of the two related.  (+ info)

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