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Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) TWG - Key Message: Dengue for Rohingya and Host Community [EN/BN/MY]

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What is Dengue? What are the risks?

  • Dengue is a viral flu like illness (fever) spread by a particular type of mosquitoes- Aedes which has black and white stripes on the body.
  • The mosquito gets the virus by biting the infected persons. Later when the mosquito bites other people they also get infected.
  • The first symptoms of the disease occur about 5-7 days after an infected bite.
  • Usual symptoms are- a sudden onset of high fever and severe headache, severe pain behind the eyes, severe body ache, rash and nausea or vomiting.
  • Dengue spreads rapidly and may affect large number of people.
  • Dengue is usually a mild illness but can become severe in some people. In severe form of dengue, bleeding and sometimes shock occurs- which may lead to death.
  • Dengue fever can be a deadly disease but early recognition and treatment can save lives.