Dengue is a viral disease found in most tropical and subtropical areas of the world, and is transmitted to humans by a bite of an infected mosquito. Its incubation period is 3-14 days.
The disease is usually self-limited, although convalescence can be prolonged.
There is no specific medication for treatment of a dengue infection, however pain relievers with acetaminophen helps the symptoms. In addition, plenty of rest and fluids.
Dengue hemorrhagic fever is a more severe form of dengue, marked by the development of bleeding. Common sites for bleeding are:
It can be fatal if unrecognized and not properly treated. It is caused by infection with the same viruses that cause dengue.
If you think you have dengue or dengue hemorrhagic fever consult a physician for further advise and treatment. Darn those pesky mosquitoes!