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Dengue

 

 

dengue        UK / USA

 

Dengue is a viral infection

spread by mosquitoes.

 

It's widespread

in many parts of the world.

 

Mosquitoes in the UK

do not spread the dengue virus.

 

It is caught by people visiting or living

in Asia, the Americas or the Caribbean.

 

The infection is usually mild and passes

after about 1 week

without causing any lasting problems.

 

But in rare cases it can be very serious

and potentially life threatening.

 

There's no specific treatment

or widely available vaccine for dengue,

so it's important

to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes

when visiting an area

where the infection is found.

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/dengue/ - 8 August 2019

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/11/
health/dengue-vaccine-brazil.html

 

https://www.npr.org/2024/03/27/
1241210938/dengue-puerto-rico-public-health-emergency-facts-disease

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2024/03/04/
1235795657/dengue-brazil-state-of-emergency-vaccine

 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2022/nov/21/
sudan-dengue-malaria-outbreak-floods-global-heating

 

https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/jul/08/
climate-crisis-may-put-8bn-at-risk-of-malaria-and-dengue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

mosquitoes > diseases >  mosquito-borne viral disease

dengue-carrying Aedes aegypti mosquitoes        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2024/03/04/
1235795657/dengue-brazil-state-of-emergency-vaccine

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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