What Is Dengue Fever?

Getting bitten on holiday by a pesky mosquito can be annoying at the best of times. However, the risk from this is real and serious. The situation can be particularly serious if you’re unlucky enough to be bitten by the Aedes mosquito, the mosquito that spreads Dengue fever. Dengue fever carries the symptoms of a common flu-like infection, but it can develop into a serious and potentially fatal illness. There is no cure for dengue fever and avoidance is key.

Make sure to do all you can to avoid getting infected by following our handy little guide on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of dengue fever. We’ve also come up with a list of things you can do to prevent getting bitten in high-risk areas. For more information on avoiding mosquito and insect bites, see here: (insert link on insect bites?).