Most people have encountered mosquitos, even if it is only when traveling or on vacation. They are notorious for causing itchy bites and they are also very common, meaning bites are also going to be common. Although they can be very itchy, mosquito bites are usually quite harmless. This is not always the case, however.
Mosquito bites are sometimes responsible for spreading diseases. Indeed, diseases from mosquito bites are among the biggest killers of people throughout history. There are a handful of diseases that are spread by mosquitos, one of which is dengue fever. Here, we take a closer look at the disease, and the impact it can have on its victims.
1. Dengue Fever
Dengue fever is a disease that sees millions of cases reported every year. It is most commonly found in the Western Pacific Islands and in Southeast Asia, although it is also becoming more common in the Caribbean and in Latin America. In most cases, the disease is only relatively mild even if it can cause some rather unwelcome symptoms.
There is also a severe form of dengue fever, however, which is known as dengue hemorrhagic fever. This is a condition that is very dangerous and may pose a very real threat to the patient’s life. There is no known vaccine or cure, but treatment is necessary that can help in most cases.