Raising awareness of dengue fever
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Raising awareness of dengue fever

Jacqueline Pye Paediatric nurse specialist, Complete Healthcare International Pte, Singapore

Dengue fever is a disease of increasing relevance to international travellers. Transmitted by the bite of infected mosquitoes, it is recognised as the most common arthropod-borne infection worldwide. With no vaccine available to prevent infection, accurate pre-travel advice and post-travel follow up is necessary. Healthcare professionals who provide advice to overseas travellers need to have a comprehensive understanding of the disease.

Nursing Standard. 26, 51,53-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.08.26.51.53.c9244

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