BNH Medical Centre Co., Ltd.


Dengue Fever

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Dengue Fever is a viral infection transmitted by the bite of infected Aedes mosquitoes, causing epidemics worldwide, especially in countries with hot and humid climates like Thailand.

Dengue fever is caused by any one of four types of dengue viruses which are DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, and DENV-4. Should you have had dengue fever in the past, you still can be infected again by the other virus types.  In addition, previous infection with dengue fever increases your risk of severe symptoms if you get dengue fever again.

Prevention:

  • Vaccine: If you live in an area where there’s an outbreak or at risk of infection, getting vaccinated might be another preventive measure
  • Eradicate mosquito breeding sites: Eliminate breeding grounds for mosquitoes, such as water bottles, rainwater pipes, water tanks, or use chemicals to kill mosquito larvae
  • Prevent mosquito bites: Use mosquito repellent and wear clothing that covers the skin. Apply skin repellents or spray them on clothes. Use mosquito nets when sleeping
  • Monitor symptoms: If initial symptoms resembling dengue fever appear, such as high fever, body aches, and headaches, you should see a doctor immediately for diagnosis and treatment

Dengue Fever Vaccine at BNH Hospital:

  • A new-generation vaccine
  • Only 2 injections required (with a 3-month gap)
  • Suitable for ages 4 to 60
  • It can be administered to both individuals who have had dengue fever before and those who haven’t
  • Protection against all 4 strains of dengue fever is up to 80.2%
  • Reduces hospitalization and disease severity is up to 90.4%

For more information or appointment, please contact us at info@bnh.co.th or call us at 02-020-0700