DENGUE FEVER by Prof. D. S. Akram, Dr. Saba Ahmed

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Outline of a human torso with arrows indicating the organs affected in the various stages of dengue fever

Dengue fever (DF) and Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) rank high among infectious diseases and are considered to be most important of arthropod born viral diseases

MOSQUITO VECTOR DF is caused by mosquito of genus Aedes ,most important is A.aegypti which is a day biting mosquito, rests indoors and can breed in small collection of water. Rainy season increase risk of DF as it increases larval population ,also ambient temperature and humidity favor viral propagation

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