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Dengue fever

Dengue fever is an acute viral vector-borne disease characterized by two-humped fever, joint damage, rash, leukopenia. Transmitted by mosquitoes . In the USSR, not found. Mosquito - fever carrier - found on the Caucasian Black Sea coast. Dengue disease is registered in a number of countries with a tropical and subtropical climate.

The causative agent is a filtered virus; it is found in the patient’s blood at the end of the incubation period and during 9–20 days of illness. The source of infection is a sick person and a monkey. The incubation period is 5–15 days. Symptomatic treatment. Prevention : hospitalization is required, excluding the access of mosquitoes to the sick, prevention of delivery of the carrier , quarantine for people arriving from countries unfavorable for this disease.