Frequently Asked Questions1. Which doctor should be consulted for Dengue Fever?Consult a General Physician or even better an Infectious Disease Specialist Physician.
2. Where can outbreaks of dengue occur?
Outbreaks of dengue occur primarily in areas where Aedes aegypti mosquitoes live and thrive. This happens mostly in tropical urban areas of the world. Dengue viruses may be introduced into new areas by travelers who become infected while visiting areas of the tropics where dengue commonly exists.
3. What can be done to reduce the risk of acquiring dengue?
The best preventive measure for residents living in areas infested with Aedes aegypti is to eliminate the places where the mosquito lays her eggs. Artificial containers that hold water or water storage containers should be properly discarded or covered.
Buckets, pet and animal watering containers, flower vases are areas where the mosquito can lay eggs and larvae and these should be either covered or treated with medications such as pesticide sprays to reduce the number of mosquitoes present in the area.
4. Is there a Vaccine against Dengue?
There is no vaccine for preventing dengue.
5. If I am traveling to Dengue infested areas what precautions do I need to take?
a. Use Mosquito nets when sleeping
b. Use mosquito repellant creams when outdoors.
c. Air conditioning or windows and doors that are screened are useful to have in the hotel or room where you stay.
Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:
Dr. Reeja Tharu. (2014, August 05). Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever - FAQs. Medindia. Retrieved on May 22, 2022 from https://www.medindia.net/patients/waterborne/dengue_faqs.htm.
Dr. Reeja Tharu. "Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever - FAQs". Medindia. May 22, 2022. <https://www.medindia.net/patients/waterborne/dengue_faqs.htm>.
Dr. Reeja Tharu. "Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever - FAQs". Medindia. https://www.medindia.net/patients/waterborne/dengue_faqs.htm. (accessed May 22, 2022).
Dr. Reeja Tharu. 2021. Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever - FAQs. Medindia, viewed May 22, 2022, https://www.medindia.net/patients/waterborne/dengue_faqs.htm.
Do you wish to consult a General Medicine Doctor / Internal Medicine Doctor for your problem? Ask your question
40 years experience
Dr.Jagdish Rajaram clinic, Viman Nagar