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Where is dengue fever commonly found?

Hello Doc, I’ve read online that not all places provide dengue vaccination and not all places have mosquitos. So, where exactly is dengue fever commonly found?

Dr Ramzdhan,

52 days

Hello and thank you for your question.

Dengue fever, a viral illness transmitted by mosquitoes, is primarily concentrated in tropical and subtropical regions globally. Countries within the equatorial belt, such as those in Southeast Asia, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Caribbean, and parts of Central and South America, experience frequent outbreaks due to favorable climatic conditions for the Aedes mosquitoes, the primary vectors of the disease. Urban and semi-urban areas are especially at risk due to the abundance of breeding sites for mosquitoes, including stagnant water in containers and discarded items like tires.

Control measures typically involve public health initiatives targeting mosquito breeding sites, community education campaigns on prevention methods, and promoting personal protective measures such as insect repellents and mosquito nets. Another method to protect yourself against dengue involves getting dengue vaccinations such as Qdenga.

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