Mosquito Infection Causes Dengue Fever In Someone With Good Immunity?
Afternoon! I am Tasya Syafitri. I am 19 years old. I want to ask. Can someone who is healthy and has a strong immune system be bitten by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito and will catch dengue fever? Even though he only bites once and his immune system is strong and doesn’t feel weak? Is there an appearance of the fever. Sorry if it disturbs and I am waiting for the answer. thanks.
Hello Tasya, Thank you for your question on HealthReplies.com
Dengue fever is a contagious disease caused by the dengue virus through the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. If you are bitten by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, but the mosquito does not carry the DEN virus, then you will not get DHF, but if you carry the DEN virus you will get DHF. And if someone has had dengue fever then they already have an immune system or immunity, but only a certain limit, so it is still possible to be re-exposed, especially if your immune system is decreasing, even if your immune system is good even if there is an epidemic in the area where you live, for the possibility of being exposed is still there. There are several factors that can increase exposure to dengue, namely:
Traveling to tropical climates Have been infected with dengue before, although having an immune system if you get it again will increase serious symptoms. Living in an environment with lots of clean stagnant water. If you experience symptoms of high fever for more than 3 days, all body pain, sore throat or accompanied by symptoms of nosebleeds, bleeding gums immediately consult a doctor for further examination. To prove you have DHF or not a doctor, a physical examination will be carried out, supporting tests such as blood tests, which are marked by a decrease in platelet levels in the blood.
What you can do at home is
Avoid collecting clean water in pots, buckets or uncovered bathtubs Use mosquito repellents Use long-sleeved clothes. helpful. Dr. Nurmarwiyah