• Persistent high fever (40°C/ 104°F)
  • Severe headache with pain behind the eyes
  • Rash on chest and arms
  • Loss of appetite and no taste in the mouth
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Muscle and joint pain
  • Symptoms usually last from two to seven days
  • Severe dengue is a potentially deadly complication due to plasma leaking, fluid accumulation, respiratory distress, severe bleeding, or organ impairment.

Treatment

  • If you suspect that you may have dengue fever, visit your doctor in order to have the diagnosis confirmed and a report made to the Ministry of Health
  • Dengue fever usual resolves itself within a week. Most people, who have dengue, will only have very mild symptoms
  • If you are diagnosed with dengue or suspect that you have it, avoid aspirin as aspirin can lead to bleeding and thins the blood.
  • Acetaminophen or regular pain killers can be used to help with the pain
  • Drink lots of fluids and rest