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Dengue Fever: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Dengue fever is a common viral infection caused by two particular mosquito species, Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti. The World Health Organization estimates that there are up to 400 million cases occurring each year, many of these require hospitalization and might lead to death. This condition is also called breakbone fever due to severe joint, bone, and muscle pain it causes. Dengue fever mostly happens in subtropical and tropical areas. Keep reading our guide to learn more about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of this health issue.

Symptoms of Dengue

High Fever

One of the earliest symptoms of dengue fever is the increase in your internal temperature due to a high fever. While the normal level in most people is around 37.5 degrees, people with this health issue might have a temperature ranging from 40 degrees up to 41 degrees. This condition tends to last for 2 to 7 days, depending on your living condition and treatment options. After that, your body will return to the normal state or even a bit below usual and then rebound quickly. In severe cases, the fever would last long and require hospitalization. [1]