Dengue Fever And Fatality

Dengue Fever And Fatality

Dengue fever is an infection spread by a mosquito bite and usually lasts for approximately 7 days.

Though there is no vaccination available for the prevention of dengue fever, paracetamol can be given to reduce some of the symptoms. The dengue fever virus can cause an epidemic and normally fatality rate from the disease is very low as long as it does not reach the stage of dengue shock syndrome.

When a person gets cured, dengue fever leaves antibodies in the skin to avoid relapse the following year. In spite of this protection should the patient get dengue fever again, then it can prove to be fatal. Dengue hemorrhage fever is a severe form of dengue fever which can lead to dengue shock syndrome. Both dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome can prove to be fatal if early treatment is not given.  

While the dengue fever has mild symptoms like high fever, headache, and muscle and joint pains, dengue hemorrhage fever has more serious symptoms like liver enlargement and tenderness, nausea, vomiting and bleeding either internally under the skin or externally in the gums or stool.  

Dengue shock syndrome is a state where the body is not left with enough blood to maintain adequate blood supply that is required for the body to perform its basic functions. Once the patient reaches the stage of dengue shock syndrome, the patient may even die within 12 to 24 hours. Usually the chances of a person getting into dengue shock syndrome are very low.

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