DENGUE FEVER

Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - FRONT PAGE -

“This is the most com­mon mosquito­borne dis­ease in the world be­cause the mos­quito that car­ries it, the Aedes ae­gypti, likes to live in built-up ar­eas,” says Dr Mor­eira. Dengue is found in ma­jor Asian cities, in­clud­ing Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur and Hanoi, and is also present in Bali. There’s no vac­cine against dengue, so pro­tect­ing your­self comes down to avoid­ing be­ing bit­ten. “There’s also no treat­ment for dengue, but in most cases it only causes mild symp­toms like headache and fever that

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