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Author: Jacqueline Pye
Date: August 2012
Journal: Nursing Standard
Issue: Volume 26, Number 51
Keywords: Dengue fever, infection, transmission, travel health, vector-borne disease
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.
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