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Do the symptoms of dengue fever happen at all at once?
yesterday i realized i was getting a cold but i just thought it was because of the weather cause its been raining a lot but today im not feeling any better...it is possible that i could have dengue fever cause where i live mosquitoes are everywhere,,i wanted to make sure so i went online and looked up the symptoms and ive had 3 of them:the flu like symptoms,i had a major headace but it went away and im still feeling pain behind my eyes but what they didnt tell me is the answer to the question that im asking above....
ive had the flu,a headace and pain behind my eyes and i didnt have dengue..i hate going to the doctors 4 just a silly little cold and im scared to find out that i really have dengue :(
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
You donot state your location, so I shall outline the high risk areas below. The incubation period ranges from three to 15 days before the signs and symptoms of dengue appear. Dengue starts with chills, headache, pain upon moving the eyes, and low backache. Painful aching in the legs and joints occurs during the first hours of illness. The presence of the "dengue triad" of fever, rash, and headache (and other pains) is particularly characteristic of dengue. The temperature rises quickly as high as 40 C / 104 F, with relative low heart rate (bradycardia) and low blood pressure (hypotension). The eyes become reddened. A flushing or pale pink rash comes over the face and then disappears. The lymph nodes in the neck and groin are often swollen. Fever and other signs of dengue last for two to four days, followed by a rapid drop in body temperature with profuse sweating. This precedes a period with normal temperature and a sense of well-being that lasts about a day. A second rapid rise in temperature follows. A characteristic rash appears along with the fever and spreads from the extremities to cover the entire body except the face. The palms and soles may be bright red and swollen. The virus is contracted from the bite of a striped Aedes aegypti mosquito that has previously bitten an infected person. The virus is not contagious and cannot be spread directly from person to person. There must be a person-to-mosquito-to-another-person pathway. Dengue is prevalent throughout the tropics and subtropics. Outbreaks have occurred recently in the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Cuba, and Central America. Cases have also been imported via tourists returning from areas with widespread dengue, including Tahiti, Singapore, the South Pacific, Southeast Asia, the West Indies, India, and the Middle East, similar in distribution to the areas of the world that harbour malaria and yellow fever. Dengue is now the leading cause of acute febrile illness in U.S. travellers returning from the Caribbean, South America, and Asia.
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