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Brazil's armed forces have joined the battle against an outbreak of deadly dengue fever in São Paulo, South America's largest city, a jump blamed in part on the severe drought and water crisis plaguing the region. The virus, spread by mosquitoes, resulted ...
Los Angeles Times · ByVincent Bevins · 4/27/2015
In 1981 an epidemic of dengue hemorrhagic fever broke out in Cuba. I was barely six, but that situation left me deeply traumatized. The first thing they told us in school was that the disease had been introduced by "Yankee imperialism." The Uncle Sam of my ...
The Huffington Post · ByYoani Sanchez · 8/20/2014
The national capital is in the grip of dengue fever and the worst affected is north Delhi’s Narela zone which has seen highest number of dengue cases - 134 out of the total 530 till last count. Even the officials of North Delhi Municipal Corporation ...
Deccan Herald · 8/29/2015
We are going door-to-door looking for symptoms of dengue fever and checking for standing water.” [1] As a fourth year medical student at Cuba’s ELAM (Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina, Latin American School of Medicine in Havana), she is …
Counter Punch · 2/9/2012
“The Indian capital of New Delhi reported 477 cases of dengue fever in August, the highest number since 2010, bringing the total number of cases this year to more than 530, according to local health authorities…” (8/28).
Kaiser Family Foundation · 1 day ago
Dengue Cases
Dengue fever may become more common in the near-future, due to the effects of climate change and human habitation, new research reveals. Europe, South America, and central and western regions of Africa could face massive outbreaks of the disease ...
Tech Times · 12/23/2014
First, the scientists examined the clades: the common ancestor and all the descendants of that ancestor of dengue virus-2, which is the strain that circulated in Puerto Rico in 1994 when a harsh epidemic broke out. They looked at the differences between ...
Nature World News · 7/7/2015
Dengue fever is now the fastest spreading insect-borne virus in the world and has reached “epidemic potential,” the World Health Organization said Wednesday. Indeed, Dr. Scott Halstead, a leading dengue expert who has studied the virus for more than …
The Star · 1/17/2013
The dengue virus has four strains namely Type-I (known as the classic dengue fever), Type-II (which causes thrombocytopenia or a drop in platelets, haemorrhagic fever, organ failure and Dengue Shock Syndrome) …
Med India · 8/25/2015
If the most efficient dengue fever carrier, a mosquito called Aedes aegypti, establishes itself in California, it won't be because the state didn't put up a fight. Since the mosquito was first spotted on June 9th of this year in Madera County, CA, pest ...
The Verge · 12/11/2013

Dengue fever

Disease
Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles. In a small prop…
Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles. In a small proportion of cases, the disease develops into the life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever, resulting in bleeding, low levels of blood platelets and blood plasma leakage, or into dengue shock syndrome, where dangerously low blood pressure occurs.
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