Anyone can be infected with the dengue virus

Dengue is difficult to recognize

Dengue is difficult to recognize because the early symptoms of fever, headache, body aches are not specific.
Dengue may be misdiagnosed as other illnesses : influenza, typhoid, zika, malaria …

75% of dengue infections
are asymptomatic

20% are mild – moderate
dengue fever

5% are severe dengue : 500.000 people with severe dengue require hospitalization each year and 2.5% of people will die


Warning signs of progression to severe dengue

(between 3 and 7 days after first symptoms)
Difficult breathing, mucosal bleeding, severe abdominal pain, persistent vomiting…
There is no specific treatment for dengue / severe dengue, but early detection and access to proper medical care lowers fatality rates below 1%.

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