What do dengue fever bites look like?

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What do dengue fever bites look like?

They usually bite you on the ankles and elbows. The only way to differentiate between a dengue mosquito bite and a normal mosquito bite is that that a dengue mosquito bite is much redder and itchy compared to a normal mosquito bite.

Where is dengue most common in the Philippines?

Based on the DOH Dengue Surveillance Report, Region VI (Western Visayas) had the most number of cases at 23,330, followed by Region IV-A (CALABARZON) with 16,515, Region IX (Zamboanga Peninsula) with 12,317, Region X (Northern Mindanao) with 11,455, and Region XII (SOCCSKSARGEN) with 11,083 cases.

What does dengue virus look like?

The dengue virus has a roughly spherical shape. Inside the virus is the nucleocapsid, which is made of the viral genome and C proteins. The nucleocapsid is surrounded by a membrane called the viral envelope, a lipid bilayer that is taken from the host.

What year is the highest cases of dengue victims in the Philippines?

Dengue Bulletin – Vol 22, 1998 The year 1998 will be remembered as the Philippine’s worst year for dengue epidemics and, paradoxically, its best year in offsetting what potentially could have been a catastrophic health debacle.

Is Philippines prone to dengue?

Dengue fever is endemic to the region, and the risk of transmission is highest during and immediately following the rainy season, which typically occurs May-November. Authorities reported roughly 83,155 cases of dengue fever in the Philippines during 2020, roughly 420,453 cases during 2019, and 216,290 cases in 2018.

How do you know if a mosquito has dengue?

The Aedes Aegypti mosquito, or dengue mosquito, is dark coloured and has typical white markings on the legs and lyre like markings on the thorax. It is significantly smaller in size, being only 4 to 7 millimetres long.

How do you spot dengue?

The most common symptom of dengue is fever with any of the following:

  1. Nausea, vomiting.
  2. Rash.
  3. Aches and pains (eye pain, typically behind the eyes, muscle, joint, or bone pain)
  4. Any warning sign.

How common is dengue fever in Philippines?

In 2018, there were a total of 216,190 reported dengue cases and 1,083 deaths, while in 2019, there were 437,563 reported cases and 1,689 deaths. Officials say said that the drop in dengue cases in 2020 and 2021 is highly attributed to the COVID-19 pandemic.

How many deaths of dengue fever in Philippines?

One year after the national dengue epidemic was announced in August 2019, reported dengue cases have dropped from 430,282 to 59,675 in 2020. Dengue mortalities have also significantly dropped from 2019 with 1,612 deaths versus 231 in 2020.

What to do if you have been bitten by a dengue mosquito?

To treat mild cases, prevent dehydration by drinking lots of water and take paracetamols to lower fever and ease pain Aspirin and ibuprofen are not advised in these cases as they can cause internal bleeding. Severe cases may require hospitalisation. Please follow your doctor’s advice in either case.

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