Is there a cure for dengue fever?

Dengue fever does not have a cure. Dengue fever usually resolves without treatment within a couple weeks after symptoms begin. While there is no cure, there are ways to treat the symptoms and to keep those affected by the dengue virus comfortable. Rest, fluids, and acetaminophen all address the symptoms of dengue fever and help those affected to fight the infection.

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Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever

Dengue fever is a serious illness that is spread by infected mosquitoes. If you come down with this virus you may experience symptoms including a rash, nausea, body aches and fever. These symptoms can last for several weeks. Rarel...

y, dengue fever can develop into a deadly illness. No vaccinations are available for dengue fever, so if you are traveling to areas affected by dengue fever, take special precautions to protect yourself. Insect repellents containing DEET can help reduce the number of mosquito bites you get, but if you suspect that you have dengue fever, you should head to the nearest emergency center.

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