What are the symptoms of dengue fever?
The symptoms of dengue fever are high fever and at least two of the following:
- severe headache
- pain behind the eyes
- muscle and joint pains
- swollen glands
A small proportion of cases can progress to severe dengue (sometimes called dengue haemorrhagic fever). A rapid deterioration can occur 2–5 days after onset of fever. The complications of severe dengue can lead to collapse and can be fatal.
Anyone showing symptoms of dengue should see a doctor as soon as possible.
Sources & Citations
2. World Health Organisation. Dengue and severe dengue. Available at: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/dengue-and-severe-dengue (accessed 12 June 2020).
3. Australian Government. Department of Health. Dengue Fact Sheet. Available at: https://www1.health.gov.au/internet/main/publishing.nsf/Content/BF7B5828E045FE55CA257FE900207D87/$File/Dengue-Fever-Factsheet.pdf (accessed 12 June 2020).
MAT-AU-2000116 - Date of preparation June 2020Show All