Dengue fever - Definition

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Dengue is a viral infection transmitted by mosquitoes, rare in Europe, but still prevalent in Southeast Asia and some Pacific islands. Symptoms of dengue fever usually appear suddenly in the context of a recent trip to these countries and progress in phases. This usually begins with a fever, body aches and joint pain, generalized lymphadenopathy, and a rash with a new onset of fever. Dengue fever usually lasts a week and breaks quickly. In the most severe cases, bleeding can occur.