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#ClimateChange is increasing the risk of #dengue and other 🦟-borne diseases.

Warmer temperatures are expanding habitats for mosquitoes & putting millions more people at risk of these diseases.

🌎🌍🌏, dengue infections have increased 30-fold over the past 50 years.
#Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection, widespread throughout the tropics, with risk increased by:
🏙unplanned rapid urbanization.

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#Dengue virus is transmitted to humans through the bites of infected female 🦟 : Aedes aegypti and Ae. Albopictus (also known as Asian tiger moquitoes). This #mosquito also transmits:
-Yellow fever
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#Dengue fever is a severe flu-like illness that affects
👶 infants
👧👦 young children
🧓🧑 adults
Severe dengue can cause serious complications and death
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Main #dengue symptom is high fever (40°C/104°F) accompanied by 2 of the following symptoms:
-severe headache
-pain behind the eyes
-muscle and joint pains
-swollen glands
Signs of severe dengue appear 3-7 days after the first symptoms & once the fever has gone:
👉severe abdominal pain
👄bleeding gums
🤮persisting vomiting
😤rapid breathing
🔴blood in vomit
@WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO #Dengue symptoms usually last for 2–7 days, after an incubation period of 4–10 days after the bite from an infected mosquito🦟. 👉bit.ly/2YvBZYY
@WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOPhilippines @DrTedros There is no specific treatment for #dengue.
Experienced 👨‍⚕️👩‍⚕️ can help prevent severe dengue and death. Rehydration is critical to severe dengue care.

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@WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOPhilippines @DrTedros This is how you can protect yourself & your family from dengue:
✅Get rid of these objects ⬇ from around the house and garden.
✅Drain, wash and scrub water storage containers every week.
@WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOPhilippines @DrTedros ⚠ Remember ⚠

If there are a lot of mosquitoes where you live, make sure to use repellents on your skin and clothes. 👕👗
@WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOPhilippines @DrTedros Many people with mild or moderate #dengue can be cared for at home.

Proper hydration and rest at home during the early stages can reduce the risk of dengue becoming severe.
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