Medical Science - Infectious Diseases
Dengue fever is a disease caused by dengue virus and spread by mosquitoes. The symptoms of the disease generally start three to four days after the infection. These may be headache, muscle and joint pain, fever, vomiting, and a characteristic skin rash. It usually takes two to seven days for the patient to recover. In some cases, the disease may develop into a more severe condition, known as dengue hemorrhagic fever, which results in low levels of blood platelets, bleeding and blood plasma leakage. It may also develop into dengue shock syndrome which results in dangerously low blood pressure. Female mosquitoes of several species of Aedes genus can spread dengue. This book unfolds the unexplored aspects of dengue fever and the dengue virus that causes it. Its aim is to present researches that have transformed the diagnosis and treatment of this disease. Those in search of information to further their knowledge will be greatly assisted by this book.