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Dengue Fever

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Ashley Rivas

on 13 November 2013

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Transcript of Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever: Symptoms
High fever
severe headache
severe eye pain
muscle and or joint pain
Mild manifestation ( nose or gum bleed,or easy bruising)
low white cell count

Dengue Fever: Prevention and Treatment
Prevention: Stay in air-conditioned or well-screened housing,reschedule outdoor activities,wear protective clothing,use mosquito repellent.

Treatment:There is no specific medicine for Dengue Fever.Pain relievers with acetaminophen should be taken, and avoid medicines with aspirin. Aspirin can worsen the bleeding

There can be different types of reservoirs, human, animal, or environmental reservoirs. In this case, the most common reservoir this virus resides in, is humans.
Portal of Exit
The portal of exit of Dengue Fever, is when a mosquito bites an infected person. The mosquito then carries the virus inside of it and can transfer it.
What is a Virus?
A virus is a small parasite that can't reproduce by itself. Once it infects a susceptible cell,a virus can direct the cell machinery to produce more viruses.
Dengue Fever
by:Ashley Rivas
Mode of Transmission
Portal of Entry
Susceptible Host
Works Cited
http://www.cdc.gov/osels/scientific_ edu/ss1978/lesson1/Section10.html
Microscopic view of Dengue Fever virus
This disease cannot spread directly from person to person. On the other hand, a mosquito can transfer the disease.
http://emedia.rmit.edu.au/infection_cont rol/content/2_PortalExit/01_exit_de.htm
http://www.chp.gov.hk/en/content/9/24/ 19.html
When a mosquito bites an infected person, it becomes infected. When that same infected mosquito bites another person, that person then becomes infected with the disease.
Dengue Fever can affect any person,but especially a person with a weak immune system.Being in tropical and subtropical areas around the world increases your risk of exposure to the virus.
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