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How do other illnesses affect dengue fever?

The disease that causes the largest risk of complications from dengue fever is a prior infection with dengue. There are four serotypes of dengue, and if you have recovered from infection from one but then contract one of the others, you are at higher risk of serious complications.

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What are the treatment options for dengue fever?
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The best treatment for dengue fever is acetaminophen to treat the pain and fever and plenty of fluid...
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How can dengue fever be prevented?
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The best way to prevent dengue fever is to limit your exposure to mosquitoes and the areas where...
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What is dengue fever?
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Dengue fever is a viral disease that is spread through mosquito bites. It cannot be spread through h...
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What do I need to know about caring for someone with dengue fever?
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When caring for someone with dengue fever, make sure they stay hydrated, rest, and take acetaminophe...
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