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FAQs and Facts about this life threatening disease.DENGUEFranz Andrei U. Villanueva

What is Dengue?

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DENGUEDengue is a viral infection transmitted by the bite of an infected female Aedes aegypti mosquito.Franz Andrei U. Villanueva

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Where does Dengue usually occur?

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Dengue is found in tropical and sub-tropical climates worldwide, mostly in urban and semi-urban areas.

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What are its symptoms?

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Symptoms of Dengue

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What are some ways to prevent dengue infection?

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What are the worldwide statistics on Dengue?

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are about 390 million cases of dengue fever worldwide, and 96 million require medical treatment. Five hundred thousand cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever, the most severe form of dengue, require hospitalization each year. Nearly 40% of the world's population lives in an area endemic with dengue. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates 22,000 deaths occur yearly, mostly among children.Franz Andrei U. Villanueva

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Are there any vaccines available for dengue?

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The world's first dengue vaccine won regulatory approval in Mexico on Wednesday, raising hopes that it could prevent more than 100 deaths there a year and eventually perhaps millions around the world..... The Dengvaxia vaccine is being manufactured by French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi. The company has requested regulatory approval in 20 countries across Asia and Latin America, but Mexico was the first to give it the green light.-Retrieved from Yahoo NewsFranz Andrei U. Villanueva

Note: As of now, dengue vector control programs such as search and destroy are still the most effective way in preventing dengue while the vaccine is still distributed.Franz Andrei U. Villanueva

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