How is the disease spread and treated
The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the primary vector of Dengue. The virus is transmitted to humans through the bites of infected female mosquitoes. After virus incubation for 4–10 days, an infected mosquito is capable of transmitting the virus for the rest of its life.
There is no specific treatment, making it even harder to eliminate once the virus occurs. Doctors prescribe pain killers and also recommend a lot of rest. Drink plenty of fluids and continue to check in with your doctor if it progresses.
Ways to prevent contracting the disease
Survival rate of the disease is has changed over the years. Early detection and access to proper medical care lowers fatality rates below 1%. The incidence of dengue has grown dramatically around the world in recent decades. Over 2.5 billion people – over 40% of the world's population – are now at risk from dengue. Currently estimating there may be 50–100 million dengue infections worldwide every year.
A band named after Dengue Fever.