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
Published in print: 22 August 2012Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review