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History and Epidemiology of Dengue

History of Dengue Origins of the word Dengue Although dengue has been known by several names throughout the world, the term ‘dengue’ has been universally adapted. The origin of the term “dengue” may be traced to the Swahili word for the disease “ki-dingapepo”. The earliest description of an illness called …

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What is Dengue

What is Dengue? Dengue is an illness transmitted by mosquitoes, which causes sudden high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pain, rashes and bleeding in some cases. Dengue Fever and the more severe form Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever and Dengue Shock Syndrome are the most common and …

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