Dengue fever is spread through the bite of an infective Aedes mosquito. When a person is bitten by an infective mosquito, they may develop symptoms after an incubation period of 4 to 7 days (ranges from 3 to 14 days). However, up to 75% of dengue infections are asymptomatic (no symptoms). Dengue fever does not spread from person to person.

Symptoms include:

  • Sudden onset of fever for 2-7 days
  • Severe headache with pain behind the eyes
  • Joint and muscle pain
  • Skin rashes
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Mild bleeding (e.g. nose or gum bleed, or easy bruising of the skin

In addition to laboratory testing, there is a rapid Dengue NS1 + Ab Combo test** available. This test and results can be completed in 20 minutes.

Cross Street Medical has the Dengue RDT in stock. Visit our doctors if you suspect you may have been infected with dengue.

In order to prevent future re-infection, “Dengvaxia” vaccine is available.
Dengvaxia is indicated for the prevention of dengue disease caused by dengue virus serotypes 1, 2, 3 and 4 in individuals 12 through 45 years of age living in endemic areas.

The primary vaccination schedule consists of 3 injections of one reconstituted dose (0.5 mL) to be administered at 6-month intervals.

Dengvaxia should not be administered to individuals less than 12 years of age.

Vaccination is not recommended for individuals who have not been previously infected by dengue virus.

Cross Street Medical has Dengvaxia in stock. Visit our doctors to check suitability.

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