Dengue Fever Essay

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Dengue Fever: a mosquito borne disease resulting in the symptoms of sudden high fever, severe headaches, pain behind the eyes, severe joint and muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, and skin rash which appear three to four days after the onset of fever, mild bleeding (such a nose bleeding, bleeding gums, or easy bruising). The tissue invaded are the heart and skeletal muscles. According to ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, the following experiment was enacted: “A prospective pediatric clinical cohort of 102 dengue hemorrhagic fever patients from Colombia, South America, was followed for 1 year. Clinical diagnosis of myocarditis was routinely performed. Electrocardiographic and echocardiographic analysis were performed to confirm those cases. Immunohistochemistry …show more content…
The vectors for the transmission of Dengue fever (DF) are Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. These vectors are two different types of mosquitoes that are also the vectors for the spread of Yellow fever virus and Chikungunya. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are native to tropical and subtropical areas throughout the entire world. Dengue fever is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito infected with the dengue virus. In most cases the mosquito bites a person infected with DF and contracts the disease. Later the mosquito bites a healthy person, giving the human the dengue virus. Dengue fever cannot be transmitted through direct person to person contact, this includes casual contact and sexual contact. Dengue fever also cannot be contracted through aerosols or contaminated food materials. But dengue fever can be transmitted through organ transplants and blood transfusions. Dengue fever can also be given from a mother infected with the dengue virus to her fetus, but these types of cases of transmission are quite rare. Although the mosquitoes that transmit the dengue virus can spread the fever any time of the day during the year, it has been reported that there are a high number of cases during the rainfall season. The mosquitoes also prefer to bite during the early morning and evening, but the mosquitoes can spread the dengue virus during the

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