Users' questions

What are the reservoirs for dengue?

What are the reservoirs for dengue?

Reservoir: Humans and mosquitoes. In West Africa and Southeast Asia, monkeys may also serve as reservoirs.

Which month is highest in dengue transmission?

The highest number of dengue incidences occurred in August. It is important to note that the asymptomatic dengue fever represents 75.7%–90.2% of total dengue infections (Seyler, Grandesso & Le Strat, 2009).

Is hospitalization required for dengue?

Doctors say most dengue cases can be managed in the outpatient departments of hospitals and only the most severe cases need hospitalisation. The World Health Organisation or WHO has released an advisory on the symptoms in patients that should lead to hospitalisation.

Does insurance cover dengue?

Apart from hospitalisation plans, many personal accident insurance plans in the market today also provide coverage for dengue fever. Visiting a doctor for dengue fever: Similarly, many personal accident plans also provide reimbursement for non-hospitalisation medical expenses due to dengue fever.

Where is the dengue virus found in Australia?

Dengue fever classically presents as an acute febrile illness of sudden onset. Dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) is a severe complication of dengue virus infection, and may be fatal. Dengue virus is not endemic in Australia, but one of its host mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti, is found here. Outbreaks of dengue have occurred in northern Australia.

What to do if you have dengue in Victoria?

If a person is found to have acquired their illness in Victoria, the following measures may be put into place: Search for, and eliminate, breeding sites of Aedes aegypti in the urban area. Educate via mass communication in order to reduce potential breeding areas. Use mosquito repellents, mosquito nets and other methods of personal protection.

What are the symptoms of the dengue virus?

A person infected by the dengue virus develops severe flu-like symptoms. The disease, also called ‘break-bone’ fever affects infants, children and adults alike and can rarely be fatal. The symptoms of dengue fever vary according to the age of the patient.

What can you do about dengue in the Americas?

Travelers to the Americas can protect themselves by preventing mosquito bites. What is dengue? Dengue is a disease caused by a virus spread through mosquito bites.