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What is severe dengue (dengue haemorrhagic fever)?

Page last updated 19 June 2020

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

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 2020