WANTED Dengue Fever

Virus

Mug Shots

This picture shows 2 people who are suffering from Dengue Fever.


The person on the left is experiencing severe headaches while the person on the right is suffering from a severe fever.

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This is a photomicrograph of Dengue Fever.

Attacks

Body Systems Dengue Fever Attacks: Dengue Fever attacks the Immune System, Muscular System, and the Circulatory System.


Different Types of Infections: Severe cases of Dengue Fever can lead to Dengue Shock Syndrome or Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF).


How Dengue Fever is Transmitted: Dengue Fever is transmitted to people by the bite of an Aedes mosquito which is infected with the Dengue Virus. This mosquito becomes infected with Dengue Virus whenever it bites a person who has Dengue Virus in their blood.


Note: Dengue cannot be spread directly from person to person.

There are four strains which can lead to Dengue Fever.

DENV-1

DENV-2

DENV-3

DENV-4

Victims

Who is Most at Risk?: People living/traveling to tropical areas and prior Dengue Fever virus exposure increases the risk of having severe symptoms if infected again. Younger children and the people with their first infection to Dengue have a milder illness compared to people with prior exposure to the virus.


What Kind of Workers are Most at Risk?: Employee's who work outside including: farmers, landscapers, painters, roofers, construction workers, and other workers who are exposed to sun, heat, cold, and insects, especially mosquitos.

Crime

Injury to the Victims (Symptoms): High fevers, severe headaches, pain behind eyes, joint/muscle/bone aches, rashes, and minor bleeding are all symptoms of Dengue Fever.


Damage to the Body: The virus infects your blood. A severe form of the illness can cause organ damage, and may even cause death.

Hideout

Where Can Dengue Fever Be Found: It can be found in areas where Ae aegypti mosquito's live. It can be found in tropical urban areas around the world.


Most US citizen cases occur in those inhabitants of Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Samoa, Guam, and Hawaii (The Big Island).

Weapons

How to Defend Yourself From Contracting This Disease: Use mosquito nets while sleeping and discard items which can collect/store rainwater. This will eliminate the eggs laid, reducing the number of mosquitos present.


Prevention: There aren't any vaccinations to prevent Dengue Fever, but insect repellents containing DEET can help reduce the number of mosquito bites that you get.


Treatment: There isn't a specific medication or treatment if somebody is infected. If somebody thinks that they are affected by Dengue Fever, they should take Analgesics with Acetaminophen, and undergo fluid replacement. Also, it's good to rest, drink plenty of fluids, and contact a physician.