Dengue fever - A wide spreading fever

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne infection, which annually affects about 20 million people.
It is also nicknamed "break bone fever".
About 24,000 people worldwide die from dengue each year.
It is now endemic in more than 100 countries in Africa, Southern America, the Eastern Mediterranean, South-east Asia and the Western Pacific.
Symptoms of Dengue fever
Dengue fever has symptoms which can be very similar initially to flu.
Most people who get it will suffer from headaches and fever. Some get rashes, aches and pains and their symptoms usually last for two or three days.
An infected person can feel tired for up to three months, but will not usually need treatment.

Source : http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/health/03/travel_health/diseases/html/dengue.stm

Treatment recomnded for dengue fever :
Aspirin ( Not Recomneded)
Acetaminophen.
Codeine: An opioid analgesic related to MORPHINE but with less potent analgesic properties and mild sedative effects

Note :
Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

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