Dengue fever

Causes

What causes dengue fever? How is it spread?

There are 4 types of dengue viruses that cause dengue fever. These viruses are spread to humans through bites from infected mosquitoes.

Mosquitoes carrying dengue can bite and infect you day or night although highest risk is during the day from sunrise to sunset. They are often found in tropical and subtropical regions, mainly in urban and semi-urban areas.

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