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WHAT IS DENGUE

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  • Dengue is a viral disease
  • It is transmitted by the infective bite of Aedes Aegypti mosquito
  • Man develops disease after 5-6 days of being bitten by an infective mosquito
  • It occurs in two forms: Dengue Fever and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever(DHF)
  • Dengue Fever is a severe, flu-like illness
  • Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) is a more severe form of disease, which may cause death
  • Person suspected of having dengue fever or DHF must see a doctor at once