The symptoms of dengue are high fever, severe headache, severe eye pain (behind eyes), joint pain, mild bleeding manifestation (e.g., nose or gum bleed, easy bruising), low white cell count, severe abdominal pain or persistent vomiting, red spots or patches on the skin, bleeding from nose or gums, vomiting blood, black, tarry stools (feces, excrement), drowsiness or irritability, pale, cold, or clammy skin and difficulty breathing.

Tests to diagnose: 

By testing the immunological response to dengue infection and by PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction) and ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immuno Sorbent Assay) methods dengue can be diagnosed.


The treatment procedures include Intravenous (IV) fluid and electrolyte replacement, blood pressure monitoring, transfusion to replace blood loss, and by taking analgesics (pain relievers) with acetaminophen (**avoid those containing Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Aspirin or Aspirin containing drugs).


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