Dengue fever is an infections disease fever caused by a virus and is transmitted, in Brazil, thougt the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Currently, the dengue is considered one of the major public health problems in the world. Dengue can lead to death.

Symptoms of Dengue

The dengue virus can be presented in four different ways, which goes from the form undetected, until tables of hemorrhage, which may lead the patient to death.

Inapparent Infection

The person is infected with the virus shows no symptoms of dengue.

Classical Dengue

The infected person has high fever (39 40 C), headache, prostration (exhaustion), muscle pain and joint pain, malaise, nausea, vomiting, red skin, abdominal pain (especially in children), pain behind the eyes, among other symptoms.

The symptoms of dengue fever last up to one week, after this period, the person may still feel tired and unwell.

Dengue Hemorrhagic

Initially the symptoms of hemorrhagic dengue are similar to dengue fever, but after the third or fourth day of iliness, there are difficulties in breathing, bleending in the mouth, nose and gums dry mouth and thirst, pale skin, cold and wet. Dengue Hemorrhagic can cause nose bleeds, gingival, urinary, gastrointestinal or uterine. If the disease is not treated quickly, can lead to death.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Dengue

The diagnosis of dengue is carried out based on clinical history and blood testand other specific indicating the severity of the disease. Do not take drugs without medical ( eg, medicine the basis of aspirin can cause bleeding), see the doctor, who will advise how to proceed and the best treatment.

Prevention of Dengue

The are no vaccines or medicines that fight infection. The primary prevention of dengue is to eliminate your transmitter, you need to stop for water deposit their eggs, the trick is to keep containers from falling like water, casks, drums, tanks and tanks propuly closed. And do not let water in places such as: glasses, pots, plates and pots of plants or flowers, bottles, cans tires, pots,root gutters and other places where rain water is collected or stored.

The basic rule is to not let the water, especially clean, stop in any type of container.

We may have in mind the need for greater attention, with all possible proliferation of mosquito that transmits only in sadness and death.


Paulo Mascarenhas


P.S Project Safety / JAN DE NUL