“I have been diagnosed with Dengue fever. What should I do? Should I worry?”

Having a confirmation of dengue infection, the doctor might allow you to return back home after a thorough evaluation of the routine blood test (CBC). You will be reassured and encouraged to stay well hydrated by adequately drinking plenty of fluids, advised to return back if feeling worse or on the next follow up which usually is within a day or two later. The follow up visit is to assess the general condition and to assess the dynamic changes of the different cell counts in the blood test usually seen in dengue infection.

Several symptoms such as nausea with persistent . . . → Read More: “I have been diagnosed with Dengue fever. What should I do? Should I worry?”

Risk of dengue infection among travelers in Southeast Asia

“What is the chance to get dengue infection while traveling in Southeast Asia?” is a very good question. But it is difficult to answer. Since at least we have to know two numbers; the first one is the total number of travelers in Southeast Asia and secondly we have to know how many of them actually got dengue infection during their trip.

To get these two numbers precisely is not easy since there are many limitations as you might imagine. However, base on previous researches, the risk to develop dengue infection (symptomatic) among travelers is considered to be around 1% . . . → Read More: Risk of dengue infection among travelers in Southeast Asia