Dengue Fever:
What you need to know

Dengue Fever:
What you need to know

Dengue fever and how it is spread by the Aedes mosquito

What is dengue fever?

Dengue fever is caused by any one of four related viruses transmitted by certain species of mosquitoes, such as Aedes aegypti, which commonly bites during the day. As many as 400 million people are infected yearly.

How can I beat the mosquito that may carry dengue fever?

The key is to prevent mosquito bites, of course, but also to prevent mosquito breeding. To help prevent mosquito bites, try All Out® Ultra Power+™ Fan. It kills Dengue and Malaria Mosquitoes 30% faster.* To help prevent mosquito breeding, we have a few tips and tricks you can try at home:

  • Get rid of old tires where rainwater can accumulate
  • Cover water tanks and cisterns
  • Avoid storing water in vases
  • Remove old bottles and cans
  • Store garden tools
  • Do not leave kids’ toys outside
  • Empty kiddie pools when not in use and change water at least two times a week.
  • Clean gutters
  • Always remember to replace the water in vases at least twice a week
  • Ensure that pets have fresh water in their bowls and change water at least twice a week
  • Install screens on all windows and doors

*Knocks down 30% of dengue and malaria carrier mosquitoes faster in fan vs. normal mode when first turned on based on lab tests.

Where is Dengue most common?

The dengue fever virus is a leading cause of illness and death in the tropics and subtropics.

What are the signs and symptoms?

According to the World Health Organization, the most common symptoms are:

  • Fever of around 40°C
  • Severe headache
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Muscle and joint pains
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Swollen glands
  • Rash

If the sufferer also experiences severe abdominal pain, persistent vomiting, rapid breathing, bleeding gums, fatigue, restlessness and blood in vomit, they may have developed sever dengue. In this case, hospital care is necessary. Always contact your personal physician when in doubt or if you suspect disease.

Learn More About Dengue Fever

World Health Organization—Dengue and severe dengue

Disclaimer: This is provided for your information only and is not intended to diagnose or treat any medical condition. Should you have any symptoms or concerns, please contact your doctor.