Dengue….. Please Be alert Gys !!!

HOW TO RECOGNIZE DENGUE FEVER/DENGUE HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER
Dengue Fever (DF) is an acute febrile illness of 2-7 days duration (sometimes with two peaks) with
two or more of the following manifestations:
 Headache
 Retro-orbital pain
 Myalgia/arthralgia
 Rash
 Haemorrhagic manifestation (petechiae and positive tourniquest test) and
 Leucopenia
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n children, DF is usually mild. In some adults, DF may be the classic incapacitating disease with
severe bone pain and recovery may be associated with prolonged fatigue and depression.

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