WANTED Dengue Fever
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.
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.
Damage to the Body: The virus infects your blood. A severe form of the illness can cause organ damage, and may even cause death.
Most US citizen cases occur in those inhabitants of Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, Samoa, Guam, and Hawaii (The Big Island).
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.