Dengue Fever

Re-Emerging Disease


The pathogen of the disease comes from a virus. The cluster of tiny black dots is the virus.

The pathogen was first identified in 1779-1780. It is located in Asia, Africa, and North America.

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.

Dengue virus infection

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Joint/muscle pain
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Skin Rash
  • Mild bleed
  • Sudden high fever
  • Severe head ache

Ways to prevent contracting the disease

Interesting Facts

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.

Dengue Fever - Tiger Phone Card