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The incubation period of dengue lasts 3-14 days (average 4-7 days).In typical cases, dengue is asymptomatic (80%) or mild (10-15%). Adults undergo the disease slightly more severely than children, with more pronounced general symptoms, enlargement of lymph nodes, and liver. 1)

Serological types

There are four serological types of this virus: DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, and DENV-4. 2)


For dengue hemorrhagic fever, prevention and treatment of hemorrhagic diathesis and shock are the cornerstones. 3)


Mosquitoes of the Flaviviridae Aedes family are the reservoir of Dengue. 4)


Epidemiological studies on the spatial boundaries of Dengue virus transmission have shown that 3.8 billion people in 129 countries are currently exposed to the infection. According to data from the WHO, Dengue fever is now the fastest-spreading mosquito-borne disease. Between 50 and 390 million people worldwide are sickened annually, and half a million are hospitalized. 5)

Asian continent

Dengue attacks mainly on the Asian continent and can be found in South and East Asia (in such popular countries as Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Philippines, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, and Sri Lanka ). Very many cases of the disease are also reported in Africa (Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania plus Zanzibar ), America ( Dominican Republic, Argentina, Brazil, Jamaica, Cuba, Mexico). 6)

Dengue in Europe

It is also possible to record cases of Dengue disease in Europe! including on the island of Madeira in Portugal or Spain and other areas of the Mediterranean. This situation is certainly influenced by an increasingly warming climate and the establishment of mosquitoes in the area. 7)


Dengue can also spread through blood transfusion or organ transplantation. 8)


Special caution should be exercised by young children, in whom the course of this disease can be really severe, and pregnant women. 9)

dengue.txt · Last modified: 2022/12/02 07:58 by aga