Case04 Dengue - Case Study 4 Unsuspecting Honeymooners...

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Case Study 4 Unsuspecting Honeymooners
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Dengue Viral disease Same family as W. Nile virus Aedes mosquito vector Also transmits yellow fever CDC recommends using DEET Geographic spread similar to malaria
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Epidemiology 4 different strains allow for multiple epidemics to occur at once A major out break happens ~ 5 years Feb 2002 a serious outbreak in Rio De Janeiro, affected ~ one million people but only killing sixteen. With treatment mortality rate can be as low as 1 in 1000
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Rio de Janeiro
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Favelas rio is one of the most violent cities on Earth with 18 homocides/day Pop ~ 14 mil Denisty 328 people/km 2 Pgh’s density: 2324 people/km 2
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Why call it dengue The term "dengue" is a Spanish attempt at the Swahili phrase " ki denga pepo ", meaning " cramp- like seizure caused by an evil spirit ". It emerged during a Caribbean outbreak in 1827- 1828.
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Bradycardia: slow heart rate >60 bpm Hypotension: low bp Lymphadenopathy: abnormal enlargement of the lymph nodes Cervical lymph Nodes: in neck Inguinal lymph nodes: in groin
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This note was uploaded on 11/16/2011 for the course SCIENCE Anatomy an taught by Professor Tory during the Spring '11 term at Kennesaw.

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Case04 Dengue - Case Study 4 Unsuspecting Honeymooners...

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