Dengue fever

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  • Dengue Fever Case Study

    Symptoms usually occur from three to fifteen days after exposure to an infected exposure. Dengue Fever: The symptoms of Dengue Fever are characterized by an abrupt fever lasting for 5-7 days, severe headaches, muscle and joint pains, and rash. The clinical features may vary according to the age of the patient. Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever: The hemorrhagic form of dengue fever induce more severe symptoms. These effects include: loss of appetite, vomiting, high fever, abdominal pain, and intense headaches. Circulatory failure and shock may occur in severe cases. If the disease is left untreated, the disease results in death of over half of individuals who are infected. WHAT TYPES OF TREATMENTS ARE AVAILABLE? Currently there is no cure and no specific treatment available, however, lives have been saved under clinical observation and care. Vaccine development for Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever is difficult because any of the four dengue viruses may cause disease. An immunization of only one or two of the viruses could actually inflate the risk of serious disease. Progress is being made to solve this problem. PREVENTION AND…

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  • Dengue Fever: Cause, And Emerging Infectious Diseases

    Dengue Fever Dengue (pronounced as DENGgey) is a virus whose name “is derived from the Swahili ki denga pepo, which means ‘seizure caused by an evil spirit,’” according to Lisa A. Beltz, an assistant professor in the Department of Biology at Kent State University and author of Emerging Infectious Diseases. It typically occurs in tropical and subtropical environments. The warm, moist air is ideal for the mosquitos that carry the virus. According to, a government website for Centers for…

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  • Advantages And Disadvantages Of Dengue Fever

    target upper-class individuals on a community level. Because dengue fever is stigmatized as a virus prevalent in the poor, this group has a low perceived susceptibility of dengue, a lack of engagement in community preventative efforts, and fewer interventions that target their cohort. Based on these, the higher income level has a higher risk of dengue compared to low-and-middle-income levels. How. Education. Since this targeted group has been subject to the societal idea that dengue fever…

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  • Dengue Fever Essay

    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, the following experiment was enacted: “A prospective pediatric clinical cohort of 102 dengue…

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  • Case Study On Dengue Fever

    virus that caused dengue fever, the disease her husband and Kemar read about in the newspaper. Part ll 1. An increase in pollution worldwide may be an attributing factor to the rise…

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  • Virus Essay

    The Zika virus can cause birth defects if the mother contracts the virus while she is pregnant there are two main ways that the virus is contracted. It’s sexually transmitted and vector transmitted (Mosquitos). Because the symptoms are so similar to Dengue fever it is common for it to be misdiagnosed as Dengue fever, in addition, the Zika Virus causes birth defects for those who are infected during while they are pregnant. It causes microcephaly which is a birth defect that causes an abnormally…

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  • Laboratory Diagnosis Essay

    positive test. • Complete Blood Cell Count Blood tests present with lowered total white blood cell, platelet and neutrophil counts and a 20% or more increase in haematocrit values suggests haemoconcentration. Thus, monitoring should be done every 3-4 hours in cases of severe dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) or dengue shock syndrome (DSS). Thrombocytopenia is observed with platelet count of lesser than 100,000 cells/μL. Thus, monitoring…

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  • Zika Virus Essay

    spreading like wildfire and that virus is known as Zika. This is another virus spread by mosquitos, just like dengue fever. Mosquitos usually breed near warmer climate areas, more clustered in the south or in the Caribbean. Unfortunately, the Zika virus seems to be spreading more than just in those areas. The virus might also be spreading towards the United States. Zika seems to be going on an invasion and it may be more hurtful to health than people think. This paper will go on to inform about…

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  • Causes And Consequences Of Zika Virus

    ZIKA VIRUS Zika virus is center of an ongoing pandemic and public health emergency with serious medical and economic consequences. (Plourde and Bloch, 2016). Zika virus belongs to the family of flavivirus which includes other mosquitoborn viruses like chikungunya virus, dengue virus, yellow fever virus and West Nile virus (Plourde and Bloch, 2016). Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus), other Aedes…

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  • Mosquito Observation Report

    people tend to give very little attention to mosquito bites is because they mainly happen over summer; people completely forget about them, once summer passes and cool dry weather returns. In the past I was personally among the ignorant until I read an old newspaper article dated July 9, 2014 and the article was about a patient who had been diagnosed with the first and only case of Dengue fever acquired locally via a mosquito. Dengue is a deadly disease that is often spread by mosquitoes and…

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