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Dengue Fever

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Sarah Maier

on 27 April 2010

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Transcript of Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever Symptoms of Dengue Fever Symptoms of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever High fever Joint Pain Severe Headache Severe Pain behind the eyes Muscle and Joint pain Rash Mild Bleeding High fever lasting 2-7 days Rash Joint Pain Severe Headache Severe pain behind the eyes Muscle and bone pain Vomiting Severe abdominal pain Difficulty breathing Excessively permeable capillaries Asites Pleural effusions Low platelet counts Circulatory failure Death Shock History originated in monkeys was mostly endemic, until WWII where it traveled to the rest of the world on a cargo ship Transmission Replication replication in the cytoplasm of the host cells mimics cellular mRNA, except it doesn't have the poly-A tail syntesizes both structural and non structural proteins uses the cellular ribosome to replicate new viruses are assembled, and virus buds uses mesquitos
the most common vector is Aedes aegypti, but Aedes albopictus is more common in Hawaii can only be spread from person to person in cases of blood or organ transplants Cases 100 million cases world wide each year mostly in the tropics and subtropics 2.5 million people a year at risk (40% of the worlds population) especially prelevent in Puerto Rico, where the vector is abundant all year long mesquitos highly resistant, and able to spend long periods of time without water both are invasive species stricks mostly urban areas, especially poor Areas of high risk include Puerto Rico, Malaysia, Cambodia, Mynammar, Thailand, the Philippines , Africa, and the rest of Asia and the Carribean.
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