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DENGUE FEVER

A Research Paper

Presented to

Mr. Neil A. Improgo

Faculty of the English Department

Manolo Fortich National High School

In Partial Fulfillment

of the Requirements for the Course

English IV

by

Junamae Alturas

Keth Ryan Hamili

October 12, 2009

Acknowledgment

We would like to express our gratitude to all those who gave us the possibility to complete this research paper.

Mr. Neil Improgo, English Teacher, for his valuable and expert advise, knowledge and excellent ideas, thus supporting, advising, supervising and guiding the researches with utmost patience that inspire to complete the study;

Dr. Erlinda C. Chico, Secondary School Principal II of Manolo Fortich National High School, for her understanding and cooperation in allowing the researchers to use the Computer Laboratory for their research work;

Miss Lourdes C. Laurel, Class Adviser, for her sincere and moral support;

The parents of the researchers, for the support and concern that serves as the researcher’s inspiration during the making of the study.

Above all, to Almighty GOD, for the enlightenment, strength, wisdom patience and guidance which He bestowed upon the researchers all times.

Dedication

To

Our beloved parents,

friends and classmates;

our relatives, teachers and

most especially to

the school where our future lies

MANOLO FORTICH NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL

This humble piece of work is dedicated.

Junamae Alturas

Keth Ryan Hamili

Table of Contents

Page

TITLE PAGE i

ACKNOWLEDGMENT ii

DEDICATION iii

TABLE OF CONTENTS iv

Outline v

Introduction vi

Body vii

Conclusion viii

WORKS CITED 20 ix

APPENDICES

A. Pictures 21 x

B. Video 22 xi

C. Concept Map xi

Outline

I. History

II. Symptoms

A. Severe Headache, Muscle And Pains

B. Dengue Rash

III. Treatment

A. Increased Oral Fluid Intake

B. Supplementation with intravenous fluids

IV. Diagnosis

A. Thrombocytopenia

B. Encephalitic Occurances

Introduction

Now a days, many people suffer from dengue. Dengue fever is an infectious disease carried by mosquitoes and caused by any of four related dengue viruses. This disease used to be called break-bone fever because it sometimes causes severe joint and muscle pain. Health experts have known about dengue fever for more than 200 years.

Dengue or dengue-like epidemics were reported throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries in the Americans, southern Europe, North Africa, the eastern Mediterranean, Asia and Australia and on various islands in the Indian Ocean, the south and central Pacific and the Carribbean. It has steadily increased in both incidence and distribution over the past 40 years. Annually, it is estimated that there are 20 million cases of dengue infection, resulting in around 24,000 deaths.

Dengue is a mosquito-borne infection which in recent years has become a major international public health concern. Dengue is found in tropical and sub-tropical regions around the world, predominately in urban and peri-urban areas. Dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF), a potentially lethal complication, was first recognized during the 1950s and is today a leading cause of childhood mortality in several Asian countries. There are four distinct, but closely related, viruses which cause dengue. Recovery from infection by one provides lifelong immunity against that serotype but confers only partial and transient protection against subsequent infection by the other three. Indeed, there is good evidence that sequential infection increases the risk of more serious disease resulting in DHF.

Body

Dengue virus infection can cause a wide spectrum of illness. Thrombocytopenia with concurrent haemoconcentration differentiates dengue haemorrhagic fever from classical dengue fever. Only cases with shock or unstable vitals signs need admission in the pediatric...
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