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CAUSE AND SYMPTOMS OF DENGUE

1. Cause

There The dengue virus is spread by mosquitos, mainly the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. These mosquitos are known to bite early in the morning and late in the night. Infections can be acquired by a single bite!

Medical records have shown that the Dengue fever has been around since as early as 1779. However, details on the transmission and the cause of the diseases came to light only in the 20th century.

2. Symptoms

While it has been observed that the dengue fever is treatable with proper medical care, it can be fatal if it goes untreated. Thus, it is very important to know about the symptoms of dengue, in order to detect it early. Let us look at some of the symptoms which might be indicating towards dengue.

People likely suffering from Dengue usually go through the following symptoms:

1. High Fever
2. Headache
3. Vomiting
4. Muscle and Joint Pain
5. Skin Rashes

While these symptoms may or may not necessarily point out towards Dengue, it is advisable to get yourself checked if you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms. However, these are the early symptoms of the disease. Sometimes people tend to overlook them, and it develops into a more serious form of Dengue, where the symptoms are:

1. Bleeding
2. Low levels of blood platelets
3. Blood plasma leakage
4. Low blood pressure.

One must keep in mind that dengue is a dangerous disease and they should immediately seek medical help during the early symptoms itself. Precaution is always better than cure.

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