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Dengue Fever

Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever Those cases with gross hemorrhages. A severe illness characterized by abnormal vascular permeability, hypovolemia and abnormal blood clotting mechanism   Causative Agent * 4 serotype of the dengue virus (1,2,3 and 4 Group B Arbovirus) * the 4 viruses are antigenically close to each other however, they only give partial cross protection after being infected by any of them Aedes Aegypti Bite of the Female Aedes Aegypti (day biting, low flying, breeds in stagnant water...

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Dengue

Dengue Dengue is characterized in outbreaks. Outbreak means food borne illness that spreads widely in an area. Causative agent:- The causative agent of Dengue Fever (also known as the Devil's Crunch or Breakbone Fever) is the Dengue Fever Virus (DENV), a member of the Flaviviridae family and the Flavivirus species. However, there are fourserotypes of the Dengue fever virus, aptly named DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4 and within these serotypes there are clades and strains that are inherently...

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Dengue Fever

INTRODUCTION Dengue fever Dengue fever (UK /ˈdɛŋɡeɪ/ or US /ˈdɛŋɡiː/), also known as breakbone fever, is an infectious tropical diseasecaused by the dengue virus. Symptoms include fever,headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristicskin rash that is similar to measles. In a small proportion of cases the disease develops into the life-threateningdengue hemorrhagic fever, resulting in bleeding, low levels of blood platelets and blood plasma leakage, or into dengue shock syndrome, where...

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Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is a disease caused by one of a number of viruses that are carried by mosquitoes. These mosquitoes then transmit the virus to humans. The virus that causes dengue fever is called an arbovirus, which stands for arthropod-borne virus. Mosquitoes are a type of arthropod. In a number of regions, mosquitoes carry this virus and are responsible for passing it along to humans. These regions include the Middle East, the far East, Africa, and the Caribbean Islands. In these locations, the...

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Dengue Fever

The dengue virus is transmitted to humans via the bite of a mosquito. The principle mosquito species is known as Aedes aegypti. This mosquito is found all over the world, and, throughout time, became adapted to urban environments. For example, the mosquito evolved so as to be capable of living year round in moist storage containers, rather than relying on the seasonal patterns of rainfall. Another species, Aedes albopictus (the "Tiger mosquito"), is widespread throughout Asia. Both mosquitoes are...

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Dengue Fever

Dengue fever Spring 2009 Abstract Dengue Fever: is an infectious disease, which it is caused by tiny pathogenic (harmful) organisms that can be contagious by spreading among people upon contact with an infected person. (Tirtha Chakraborty, 2008) “Dengue is the most common and widespread arthropod-borne viral infection in the world.” (World Health Organization, 2008) The mosquito Aedes aegypti, who feed during the day are the transmitters of the virus. They are found in the tropic...

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Dengue Fever

Dengue and Its Prevention Dengue fever is a disease caused by a family of viruses that are transmitted by mosquitoes. It is an acute illness of sudden onset that usually follows a benign course with symptoms such as headache, fever, exhaustion, severe muscle and joint pain, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy), and rash. The presence (the "dengue triad") of fever, rash, and headache (and other pains) is particularly characteristic of dengue. Other signs of dengue fever include bleeding gums...

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Dengue Virus

Dengue virus is an epidemic facing many Asian countries. Although the current topic of discussion among health professionals is a possible outbreak of avian flu among humans, the dengue virus kills hundreds every year in the same region (ONE). This epidemic is not one that faces easy fixes, in fact there is no vaccine for the dengue virus. In this paper I will discuss and explain how the dengue virus poses a great threat to the region and how it plagues the lives of thousands of people in Asia. ...

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Dengue Fever

 Dengue Fever Kimberly A. Bitanga Microbiology Professor J. Gray Dengue Fever Abstract Dengue fever is a debilitating tropical disease caused by one of five types of the dengue virus.(1) It is transmitted by mosquitos throughout the tropics and subtropics of not only Southeast Asia, but has now spread to Central and South America, and countries in the Pacific Ocean and America as well. Usually, most people who are infected with the virus are asymptomatic, with mild symptoms, whereas others...

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Virulent Dengue Fever

Virulent Dengue Viruses This is an in depth comparison between the 4 strains of Dengue Fever. The research documented here was designed to try to determine which strains are the most common, virulent and contagious, and their affects on humans. Dengue fever is the most common mosquito transmitted disease in humans and also potentially life threatening. With their being no current laboratory or animal models of this disease available for study, the pathology and growth of this disease has...

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