How Many Days Have Been Bitten By Mosquitoes Can Be Infected With Dengue Fever?
I want to ask, after being bitten by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, how many days it takes to start entering the feverMl phase
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. As a tropical country, dengue fever is one of the diseases that we often encounter. The disease, whose spread is mediated by the Aedes aegepty and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, is actually caused by the dengue virus, which has 4 subtypes. So far people who have had dengue fever, his body will form immunity to the virus. However, because there are 4 types of virus subtypes, a person can get dengue fever up to 4x, although it is very rare.
Regarding your question, generally 4 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito, the person will experience viremia, a condition where there are high levels of dengue virus in the body. This condition lasts for about 5 days, but can be as long as 12 days. On the first day of viremia, generally there are still no symptoms of dengue fever. Five days after being bitten by an infected mosquito, the new person feels symptoms of dengue fever, which can last for a week or more.
Even so, if you are bitten by these mosquitoes, don't worry too much first, because the mosquitoes that don't bite you are not necessarily infected. If you have a fever, don't immediately suspect it, because usually the cause can be known through a blood test after 3 days of fever. Meanwhile, the important thing is to maintain your immune system by taking regular breaks, avoiding cigarettes and alcohol, increasing the consumption of vegetables and fruit, fulfilling fluid needs, and going forward, avoiding mosquito bites by using mosquito nets, mosquito repellent or insect spray. So, hopefully answering your question.