Dengue Fever Fact

Dengue fever fact was first recorded between 1779 and 1780 simultaneously in Asia, Africa and North America, reflecting at least 200 years old worldwide distribution occupied. According to latest studies are dengue Virus originated in Africa, where the word "dengue" "Bone Crusher" means and refers to the arising strong limb pain. Today, over 2.5 billion people in risk areas of the tropics and subtropics. The WHO estimated 50-100 million illnesses annually, of which 250, 500,000, the heavier course-form, dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF), make up. Although the 4 serotypes worldwide have spread rapidly to dominate in certain regions or certain subtypes of the Mixtures. 

While present in South East Asia and the Caribbean, all four virus types, prevail before in South America, serotypes 1, 2 and 4. In Central America, the United States and East Africa Subtypes 2 and 3 represented. In West Africa connect to the types 1 and 2, and in the Pacific Region (Polynesia) type 2 is common. The following examples show the worldwide dissemination:
  • In Central America in 2005 (until October) 42,000 confirmed dengue disease, of which developed DHF and 11 320 people died. 
  • In South America in 2005 (until October) reported 160,000 dengue disease; 247 of them set off DHF and 25 people died. 
  • In Southeast Asia were confirmed in 2004 to 107,000 dengue disease. 
  • In Singapore, fell ill in 2005 (until October), over 10,000 people in dengue fever; 12 people died.
How is the diagnosis secured?

A tropical doctor can make the diagnosis is usually caused by typical symptoms and course. Traveller returning from endemic areas should tell their doctor their stay abroad. A blood test can confirm the diagnosis by the detection of pathogens and antibodies against dengue virus. If pathogens are detected, please notify the local health department reported.

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