Health and prevention

How to identify dengue and zika?

How to identify symptoms of dengue and zika?

Both zika and dengue have similar symptoms, which may include fever, red eyes, joint pain, headache, and a maculopapular rash. The difference is that zika symptoms last for a few days or weeks and then they subside. Dengue symptoms are more complicated, as the fever can last for weeks and can lead to bleeding and bruising. The severe form of dengue (also known as dengue hemorrhagic fever) can be very dangerous and even lethal. On the other hand, zika infected patients rarely get severe enough symtoms to visit a hospital, and the infection is rarely lethal. 

Please visit the website of CDC for more information about symptoms of dengue and zika.

Where can I get infected?

The countries at highest risks of zika transmission are located in Latin America. Dengue is furthermore endemic in regions of South East Asia and the Pacific Region.

 

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