Dengue

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Dengue, Dengue virus, susceptibility to

Dengue is a virus that is carried by mosquitos and affects over 100 million people worldwide each year. The virus is passed to humans through mosquito bites. Those who inhabit or visit tropical or sub-tropical regions, particularly in urban or suburban areas, are most at risk for infection. Symptoms of Dengue include a high fever, intense headache or aching behind the eyes, joint pain, easy bruising, gum or nose bleeds, bone and muscle pain, swollen glands, and a rash. Symptoms usually appear 4-10 days after infection and last for 2-7 days.

There are four types of dengue virus: DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4. Once an individual has recovered from one of these types, that individual will not develop symptoms from that same type again. When an individual is infected by a different type, however, there is a risk for severe dengue. Symptoms of severe dengue include vomiting (sometimes bloody), tiredness, severe stomach pain, fast breathing, restlessness, and bleeding gums. These symptoms occur after the high fever of dengue has dropped. Severe dengue requires immediate treatment, as it can cause the liquid part of the blood (plasma) to leak from small blood vessels (capillaries). This condition leads to severe loss of blood volume (shock) and can be life-threatening. Other complications may include internal bleeding, difficulty breathing, and accumulation of fluid in the body.

Severe dengue is treated by fluid replacement therapy. Dengue prevention methods focus on avoiding mosquitos, such as by getting rid of stagnant water in containers where mosquitos lay eggs and using bed nets during the night and mosquito repellant when outdoors. If you have been diagnosed with dengue, talk to your doctor about current treatment options. In addition, consult a medical professional for advice before traveling to areas where there is a potential to be infected by the dengue virus.

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Scientific Literature

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The terms "Dengue" returned 3643 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Clinical and epidemiologic characteristics of dengue and other etiologic agents among patients with acute febrile illness, Puerto Rico, 2012-2015.
 

Author(s): Kay M Tomashek, Olga D Lorenzi, Doris A Andújar-Pérez, Brenda C Torres-Velásquez, Elizabeth A Hunsperger, Jorge Luis Munoz-Jordan, Janice Perez-Padilla, Aidsa Rivera, Gladys E Gonzalez-Zeno, Tyler M Sharp, Renee L Galloway, Mindy Glass Elrod, Demetrius L Mathis, M Steven Oberste, W Allan Nix, Elizabeth Henderson, Jennifer McQuiston, Joseph Singleton, Cecilia Kato, Carlos García Gubern, William Santiago-Rivera, Jesús Cruz-Correa, Robert Muns-Sosa, Juan D Ortiz-Rivera, Gerson Jiménez, Ivonne E Galarza, Kalanthe Horiuchi, Harold S Margolis, Luisa I Alvarado

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Identifying etiologies of acute febrile illnesses (AFI) is challenging due to non-specific presentation and limited availability of diagnostics. Prospective AFI studies provide a methodology to describe the syndrome by age and etiology, findings that can be used to develop case definitions ...

Last Updated: 13 Sep 2017

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The elimination of the dengue vector, Aedes aegypti, from Brisbane, Australia: The role of surveillance, larval habitat removal and policy.
 

Author(s): Brendan J Trewin, Jonathan M Darbro, Cassie C Jansen, Nancy A Schellhorn, Myron P Zalucki, Tim P Hurst, Gregor J Devine

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Aedes aegypti (L.) (Diptera: Culicidae) is a highly invasive mosquito whose global distribution has fluctuated dramatically over the last 100 years. In Australia the distribution of Ae. aegypti once spanned the eastern seaboard, for 3,000 km north to south. However, during the 1900s ...

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2017

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An economic evaluation of vector control in the age of a dengue vaccine.
 

Author(s): Christopher Fitzpatrick, Alexander Haines, Mathieu Bangert, Andrew Farlow, Janet Hemingway, Raman Velayudhan

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Dengue is a rapidly emerging vector-borne Neglected Tropical Disease, with a 30-fold increase in the number of cases reported since 1960. The economic cost of the illness is measured in the billions of dollars annually. Environmental change and unplanned urbanization are conspiring ...

Last Updated: 14 Aug 2017

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The terms "Dengue" returned 281 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Community effectiveness of indoor spraying as a dengue vector control method: A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Moody Samuel, Dorit Maoz, Pablo Manrique, Tara Ward, Silvia Runge-Ranzinger, Joao Toledo, Ross Boyce, Olaf Horstick

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The prevention and control of dengue rely mainly on vector control methods, including indoor residual spraying (IRS) and indoor space spraying (ISS). This study aimed to systematically review the available evidence on community effectiveness of indoor spraying.

Last Updated: 31 Aug 2017

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ANTI-VIRAL EFFECTS OF MEDICINAL PLANTS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF DENGUE: A SYSTEMATIC REVIEW.
 

Author(s): Éric Heleno Freira Ferreira Frederico, André Luiz Bandeira Dionísio Cardoso, Eloá Moreira-Marconi, Danúbia da Cunha de Sá-Caputo, Carlos Alberto Sampaio Guimarães, Carla da Fontoura Dionello, Danielle Soares Morel, Laisa Liane Paineiras-Domingos, Patricia Lopes de Souza, Samuel Brandão-Sobrinho-Neto, Rafaelle Pacheco Carvalho-Lima, Eliane de Oliveira Guedes-Aguiar, Rebeca Graça Costa-Cavalcanti, Cristiane Ribeiro Kutter, Mario Bernardo-Filho

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Dengue is considered as an important arboviral disease. Safe, low-cost, and effective drugs that possess inhibitory activity against dengue virus (DENV) are mostly needed to try to combat the dengue infection worldwide. Medicinal plants have been considered as an important alternative ...

Last Updated: 25 Jul 2017

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Community effectiveness of pyriproxyfen as a dengue vector control method: A systematic review.
 

Author(s): Dorit Maoz, Tara Ward, Moody Samuel, Pie Müller, Silvia Runge-Ranzinger, Joao Toledo, Ross Boyce, Raman Velayudhan, Olaf Horstick

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Vector control is the only widely utilised method for primary prevention and control of dengue. The use of pyriproxyfen may be promising, and autodissemination approach may reach hard to reach breeding places. It offers a unique mode of action (juvenile hormone mimic) and as an additional ...

Last Updated: 17 Jul 2017

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Last Updated: 5 Apr 2017

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