Dengue

Dengue is transmitted by infected female mosquito - Aedes aegypti, primarily a daytime feeder.

Dengue is transmitted by infected female mosquito – Aedes aegypti, primarily a daytime feeder.

Dengue is transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito which, unlike other mosquitoes, is day biting. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains and the disease can develop into the fatal dengue haemorrhagic fever. There is no current vaccine for dengue, therefore, the best way to eradicate this dangerous disease is to protect against bites and control the vector. Outbreaks of dengue are becoming more numerous and more serious, with 50 million cases annually estimated by the WHO.