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dengue

, dandy
an acute viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes, characterized by headache, fever, pains in the joints, and skin rash

Dengue

 

(from a corruption of the English word “dandy,” after the swaying gait of the patient), an acute viral disease characterized by fever, meningitis, inflammation of the joints, and a rash. It is recorded in countries with a tropical climate (the Mediterranean region, Australia, the Philippines, New Guinea, and the Panama Canal Zone). The disease is not found in the USSR. The source of infection is an infected individual and several species of monkeys. The principal carrier is the mosquito Aëdes aegypti. Preventive measures include the extermination of mosquitoes, drainage of swamps, isolation of patients, and quarantine to prevent the transmittal of the disease to countries that are free of it.

dengue

[′deŋ·gē]
(medicine)
An acute viral disease of humans characterized by fever, rash, prostration, and lymphadenopathy; transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti. Also known as breakbone fever; dandy fever.
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Well, ang laki ng binaba ng dengue natin noong 2018, at least itong first two months,' Duque said in an interview with Radyo Inquirer 990AM on Wednesday.
71%) tested positive for dengue virus non-structural protein, of whom 175(60.
He said dengue mosquitoes typically begin breeding in February, but since the winter has continued into this month conditions in the region have not been favourable to the breeding of mosquitoes.
Punjab Minister for Specialised Healthcare and Medical Education (SH and ME) Khawaja Salman Rafique, presiding over the meeting of Cabinet Committee on Dengue in S and GAD committee room at Civil Secretariat here, said that with the change of weather and increase in temperatures, dengue season of 2018 has begun.
He said anti-dengue campaign was being run for the last seven or eight years and now there should be no confusion among any department in implementation of standard operating procedures for dengue control.
He informed that a total 2,927 dengue fever cases had been reported throughout the Sindh province in 2017 out of them 2,889 were detected in Karachi.
These new findings demonstrate a different profile of the dengue vaccine for those with or without a previous dengue infection.
She stressed three out of four dengue cases do not usually manifest symptoms.
Results: Out of 9032 dengue suspected patients serum samples, 8638(96%) were found positive for dengue NS1 antigen.
In the same event, barangays of the Lucban District Health Office conducted a health fair where they promoted various interventions such as plants and products which can prevent dengue disease and its breeding sites.
He directed that as soon as any dengue patient is reported, it must be immediately be uploaded on the dash board.
Methods: It was a cross sectional study conducted among 384 patients tested for dengue admitted to different hospitals of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa April to December 2013 with symptoms related to classical dengue fever.