Dengue Fever Pictures
Most common in areas of south east Asia and some parts of Africa, Dengue fever is a virus that is spread by mosquitoes. It has been known to cause very high fever as well as intense rashes that can sometimes grow into lesions if not treated properly. The problem is, this disease often strikes in impoverished areas where the proper care isn't always readily available, and people suffering from a simple fever aren't properly treated. This can result in serious complications or even in death in a lot of cases. If you believe that your or someone you know is suffering from Dengue fever, contact a medical professional right away to get more information. As we've already mentioned, symptoms include a very high fever, itchy and discolored rashes over large parts of your body, skin lesions, as well as painful or achy joints and muscles, and headaches. Below, we've included some photos of patients who are suffering from Dengue fever so that you can have a point of reference to understand this viral disease and what it looks like when people have it.
As was mentioned before, Dengue fever is transmitted almost exclusively through mosquitoes in areas of Asia and Africa. Simple things like mosquito nets can make a huge difference in people's lives in terms of keeping them happy and healthy. Unfortunately, in many of those areas, even the most basic elements for disease control aren't available and it takes a constant and sustained effort from concerned people to work to educate the public on the causes of diseases like Dengue fever, as well as to secure and distribute the means to reduce the occurrence of this disease. This is a mosquito transmitting the disease from one person to another through sucking the blood of its victim.
Here is a summary of all the symptoms we've talked about associated with Dengue fever. Take note of the headache, eye pain, and muscle aches along with the rash which is the most common symptom, along with fever. Back pain is another common symptom which usually accompanies the joint and muscle pain associated with the disease. This viral infection is very serious and we can't stress enough how important it is that you seek medical help immediately if you or someone you know has this disease, because although it is typically only found in parts of Asia and Africa, it can occur anywhere and all over the world in any person.
We hope this guide to information concerning Dengue fever has been helpful, and we hope these photos have provided valuable inisght into what some of these symptoms actually look like. All the photos and information are meant to be helpful to you, but bear in mind that although the information on this site comes from medical research, it is not written by or with the consultation of a doctor, and therefore should not be taken as medical fact. Instead, use the information and photos as a guideline to understanding some of the symptoms of Dengue fever so you are more informed about when you should call a doctor and what to tell him or her when you talk.