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What is Dengue fever?
Dengue fever, otherwise known breakbone fever, is transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. In contrast to the malaria mosquito, this insect is also active during the day and in cities. Dengue fever does not usually present a serious health risk and the symptoms are fever, skin rash and headache. In rare cases, it can however be life-threatening. This only happens when the disease is contracted for the second, third or fourth time. There is no vaccination for Dengue fever, so it is important to protect yourself from mosquito bites by taking measures to repel mosquitoes.