Dengue is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, sometimes referred to as “breakbone fever”. “Classic” dengue is an excruciatingly painful illness with high fever, agonizing bone, muscle and eye pain and an intensely-itching rash that can extend from the head to the soles of the feet. The acute phase lasts less than two weeks but victims may suffer months of post-infection symptoms that include mental depression, physical exhaustion, distressing eye problems and even temporary baldness. About 5% of clinical cases are classed as “severe” and are potentially fatal (dengue shock syndrome/dengue haemorrhagic fever).

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