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What are the symptoms of dengue fever?

Many people who catch the dengue virus show no symptoms at all. Early symptoms of dengue fever include high fever; severe headache; severe pain behind the eyes; bone, muscle and joint pain; rashes; swollen glands; nausea and vomiting; bleeding from gums; and bruising under the skin. Where the disease has progressed to its severe stage, internal bleeding from multiple organs can cause numerous symptoms, including death.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 03 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Mosquito-borne illnesses

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