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How is dengue fever treated?

There is no specific treatment for dengue fever. Antibiotics and existing antiviral medications have no effect on the virus. If you are suffering from dengue fever, treatment will focus on rest, replacing fluids, pain and fever relief and management of other symptoms.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 03 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 14 May 2019
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Category: Mosquito-borne illnesses

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