2016 Dengue Fever Virus Cases

Authors
South Carolina Bureau of Laboratories
Keywords
Virus diseases--South Carolina , Dengue--South Carolina
Abstract
Dengue fever is the most common cause of fever in travelers returning from the Caribbean, Central America, and South Central Asia.* Dengue infections are commonly reported from most tropical countries of the South Pacific, Asia, the Caribbean, the Americas, and Africa. This disease is caused by four similar viruses (DENV-1, -2, -3, and -4) and is spread through the bites of infected mosquitoes. For information on current outbreaks, consult CDC’s Travelers’ Health website (http://www.cdc.gov/travel). Dengue fever is a severe, flu-like illness that affects infants, young children and adults, but seldom causes death. Dengue should be suspected when a high fever (40°C/104°F) is accompanied by two of the following symptoms: severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pains, nausea, vomiting, swollen glands or rash. Symptoms usually last for 2–7 days, after an incubation period of 4–10 days following the bite from an infected mosquito.
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2016-09-08
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English
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South Carolina State Library
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South Carolina State Documents Depository
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