Dengue (pronounced “Den-gay”) fever, an intensely painful but non-contagious ailment, is transmitted primarily by the Egyptian mosquito—Aedes aegypti—the same mosquito responsible for transmitting Yellow Fever. Some 40 percent of earth’s population live in areas in which Dengue thrives. There are four known flaviviruses that produce strains of Dengue fever, so even though immunity develops to each virus, one may contract the disease up to four times. There is also the risk that a more serious form of the disease can develop, Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF), which can prove fatal. Learn details concerning this dread disease and its prevention and treatment from well informed Bright Hub contributors.
Aedes aegypti mosquito - Source: Center for Disease Control (CDC)
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