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What is Dengue Fever?
Dengue fever is a common virus disease of the tropics and subtropics which causes severe pain in the joints and muscles. It is also known as dandy fever or breakbone fever. The infection, which can be caught even by casual visitors to countries where the disease occurs, is transmitted to man by a bite from an infected mosquito. The incubation period is five to eight days. Symptoms come on suddenly and are severe.
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