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First Aid Treatment for Dengue

Important Information

Dengue fever is a virus which is spread by the Aedes mosquito; The Aedes mosquito and the spread of dengue fever is now found in all continents except Antarctica

Hemorrhagic fever causes blood vessels to leak blood from the nose, mouth, and gums. It may also cause bruising leading to shock and death in the worst cases. Seek immediate medical attention if you suffer any of these dengue fever symptoms

Dengue Symptoms

These are some of the dengue fever symptoms you may suffer if you are bitten by the Aedes mosquito

  • Fever

  • Hemorrhagic fever

  • Skin rash

  • Loss of appetite

  • Muscle and joint pain

  • Nausea and vomiting

  • Severe headaches often with pain behind the eyes

Dengue Prevention Tips

The Aedes mosquito can breed and lay eggs in a droplet of water around the size of your thumb nail. Try this dengue fever prevention advice to remove stagnant water sources and discourage the Aedes mosquito from breeding.

  • Flower pots, potted plants, and bases

  • Roof guttering and gully traps

  • Drainage areas and air-condition unit trays