10 Things you need to know about Dengue Fever!


10 Things you need to know about Dengue Fever

  1. Dengue mosquito (Aedes aegypti)

    Dengue mosquito (Aedes aegypti)

    Only female Aedes aeqypti mosquitoes bite people and they are ‘day time biters’.

  2. They need a meal of blood to make their eggs.
  3. They prefer human blood—which is why they like to live with us in our homes and work places.
  4. They are ‘container breeders’ – they lay their eggs on the sides of containers that hold water. They don’t live or breed in swamps, puddles or creeks.
  5. The dengue virus is a human virus , not a mosquito virus.
  6. To get the dengue virus, the mosquito must first bite (take a meal of blood) from someone who is sick with dengue fever.
  7. 8-10 days later the mosquito can pass the dengue virus onto people (it is like a ‘needle’ for the virus).
  8. So, only the old female mosquitoes spread dengue (older than 10-12 days).
  9. There are four types of dengue fever. If you get infected with one type you become immune to that type for life.
  10. BUT if you get infected with another type you are at greater risk of developing Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever, which can be fatal.

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