Dengue is spread by the bite of an ‘Aedes aegypti’ Mosquito .
Symptoms. . . High fever Severe headache, body ache Severe eye pain (behind eyes) Red spots Muscle and/or bone pain Rash Low white cell count Mild bleeding manifestation (e.g., nose or gum bleed)
Symptoms. . .• Go IMMEDIATELY to an emergency room or the closest health care provider if any of the following warning signs appear:• Temperature declines 3 to 7 days after symptoms began.• Severe abdominal pain or persistent vomiting• Red spots or patches on the skin• Bleeding from nose or gums• Vomiting blood• Black, tarry stools (feces, excrement)• Drowsiness or irritability• Pale, cold, or clammy skin• Difficulty breathing
Prevention . . .• Control or eradication of the mosquitoes carrying the virus that causes dengue.
To prevent mosquito bites, wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks and shoes when outdoors.
Choose light-colored clothing instead of dark clothing