Dengue Fever Symptoms and Recovery

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What are the characteristic symptoms of dengue fever?

Sudden-onset fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and a rash

What is the recommended treatment for fever reduction and pain relief in dengue?

Paracetamol (acetaminophen)

What is the incubation period for dengue fever?

3 to 14 days

What is the primary vector responsible for spreading dengue fever?

Aedes aegypti

How many serotypes of the dengue virus are there?

Five

Which severe form of dengue fever is characterized by dangerously low blood pressure?

Dengue Shock Syndrome

What type of immunity does infection with one serotype of dengue virus usually provide?

Lifelong immunity to that serotype

What is the name of the live tetravalent attenuated vaccine approved for dengue fever?

Qdenga

What is the recommended method for prevention of dengue?

Wearing clothing that covers much of the body

How many people require hospital admission due to dengue per year?

Half a million

What is the characteristic symptom associated with dengue fever?

Headache behind the eyes

Which phase of infection involves high fever and generalized pain in dengue?

Febrile phase

What is the most significant global problem related to dengue since the Second World War?

Its commonality in over 120 countries

Test your knowledge about the symptoms, recovery, and complications of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Learn more about the timeline of symptoms and the potential progression to severe dengue hemorrhagic fever.

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