Jump to navigation. Dengue is a disease caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes, occurring in many resource-limited countries, and children are often most severely affected. Most infected patients will recover with mild symptoms, but a few progress to severe dengue and may die. There is no specific treatment for dengue, but some clinicians provide corticosteroids at an early stage to prevent progression to severe dengue disease; and some treat patients with dengue-related shock with corticosteroids to improve survival. It is important to summarise the effects of corticosteroids in dengue.
Dengue Fever 101: How Serious Is This Disease?
How Kenya can manage its increasing dengue fever cases
Kevin Flores, 11, remains under a mosquito net while being treated for dengue fever at La Mascota hospital in Managua, Nicaragua, last fall. The painful disease has been around for centuries but began a dramatic upswing in the s. In the Americas alone , the annual number of cases has boomed from , in to 2. Here's what we know about dengue fever. What is it?
Last year, the first domestic dengue fever infection in Japan in 69 years was confirmed. Japan sees 50— imported cases of dengue fever each year, mostly from tourists who catch it while traveling abroad, so diagnosing the disease was nothing new to infectious disease experts. But domestic infection was new. The source of the infection was traced to mosquitoes carrying the dengue virus in Yoyogi Park and other places in Japan.
Dengue fever is caused by dengue viruses DENV. Transmission of DENV has increased dramatically in the past two decades making DENV the most important human pathogens among arthropod-borne viruses 1. About million dengue fever infections occur every year in tropical and subtropical countries 2 — see Figure 1. The emergence of dengue haemorrhagic fever DHF in most tropical countries is a public health priority. Little is understood about dengue virus pathogenesis.