Patient discussion about dengue

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Q. What are the symptoms of dengue fever?

Can you die from dengue fever? Can it be cured without anything like normal cough? How long till someone dies from being infected?
A1Try this site:

However, unless the person has recently been in South or Central America or other parts of the world where it's endemic, they're not likely to have been exposed. There is very little of it here in this country. It’s carried with mosquito’s that not to be found in the U.S as far as I know anyway…
A2Fever, headache, joint and muscle pain. Can include nausea and vomiting. Yes, this is a nasty disease and it can kill you. Symptoms usually appear in 3-5 days, and death can occur in as little as 14 days. It is common in some parts of the tropics and is contracted through mosquito bites. This is a serious illness and requires prompt medical attention.
My brother got it in Thailand. He was hospitalized there for almost 3 weeks. He is fine now.
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