Communicable diseases

Dengue – Complications, Risk Factors, and Diagnosis.

Introduction Dengue is a self-limiting acute mosquito-transmitted disease characterized by fever, headache, muscle, joint pains, rash, nausea, and vomiting. Dengue Fever (DF) is caused by an arbovirus and spread by Aedes mosquitoes. Some infections result in Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) and in its severe form, Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS) can …

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Chickenpox – Symptoms, Risk factors, and Diagnosis.

Introduction Chickenpox is the primary infection caused by the varicella-zoster virus. It is an acute, highly infectious disease most commonly seen in children under 10 years old. Chickenpox is usually a mild, self-limiting illness and most healthy children recover with no complications. The illness with chickenpox usually lasts about seven …

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