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What are the symptoms of dengue fever?

Symptoms of dengue fever usually appear after 5 -7 days after the bite of mosquito. The dengue fever symptoms last for a week. If proper treatment of dengue fever is not taken, the symptoms can be more severe. Symptoms of dengue fever are:

What are the causes of dengue fever?

Four types of dengue virus can cause dengue fever. These dengue viruses are spread by mosquito Aedes aegypti and rarely spread by Aedes albopictus mosquito. Aedes aegypti mosquito sprang up in Africa. Now this mosquito is found in tropical areas of the world especially in areas which are densely populated.

How dengue spreads?

Dengue spreads when an infected Aedes Aegypti mosquito bites a healthy person. This mosquito gets the dengue fever virus by biting an infected person. The symptoms of dengue fever appear in 5 to 7 days after the bite of mosquito. There is not a single way to tell that a mosquito carries dengue virus.

What is dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Dengue hemorrhagic fever is a severe infection and severe form of dengue spread by some species of mosquitoes Aedes aegypti. Alternative names of dengue hemorrhagic fever are Singapore hemorrhagic fever, Thai hemorrhagic fever, Philippine hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome.

What is dengue fever?

Dengue fever also known as breakbone fever and it is caused by dengue virus. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne infection. There are four different types of dengue virus that causes dengue fever. Dengue can be mild to severe. Dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome are severe forms of dengue.

What is dengue virus?

Dengue virus or dengue fever virus comes from a Virus family ‘Flaviviridae.  It is transmitted to people by a bite of mosquitos Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti. Dengue virus structure shows that since these mosquitoes need warm climate so dengue is found in tropics. Dengue virus is transmitted when a mosquito of genus Aedes bite a person who is infected with dengue virus. The virus is then transmitted into the blood of mosquito that travels through its stomach and then salivary glands where dengue virus multiplies.

What is lyme disease?

Tick bite produces lyme disease. Lyme disease constitutes many lyme disease symptoms. Lyme disease is also called borreliosis or borrelia. This disease is caused by a bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi. Usually mice have this type of bacterium. Through ticks the bacterium from mice is passed to individuals and get into the bloodstream of a person.

What are the causes of insect bites?

Insect bites and stings are most common. The area undergoes swelling and redness. However, sometimes allergic reactions do appear as a result of insect bites. Insect bites can cause red bumps which are itchy and painful as well.