What Is Dengue?

By katherine
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4. How Is Dengue Diagnosed?

Because signs and symptoms of dengue can be eerily similar to those of everyday illnesses, diagnosing the disease is often difficult without adequate context. This is why it is so important that individuals with symptoms of dengue should be forthcoming with their providers regarding recent travel.

Person’s who just took a trip should share details with their doctors about countries visited, dates traveled and possible contact with mosquitoes. If physicians cannot make a diagnosis based on an assessment, they may order labs as a last resort since results typically come in too late to guide treatment.


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