Dengue Fever 101

Dengue (pronounced DEN-ghee) fever is a tropical disease spread by mosquitoes. It is caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses -- DENV 1, DENV 2, DENV 3 or DENV 4 -- carried most often by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, and less frequently, by Aedes albopictus. The most common vector-borne viral disease in the world, it causes an estimated 50-100 million infections and 25,000 deaths each year. Generally most prevalent in tropical and subtropical areas, dengue made a return to Key...Full Story
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