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About dengue fever
While Dengue Fever is commonly associated with tropical regions, the global landscape of infectious diseases is evolving, and the UK is not immune to these shifts. Dengue Fever, a mosquito-borne viral infection, has increasingly become a matter of concern even in non-endemic regions, including the United Kingdom, with the presence of the Aedes mosquito in some areas of the UK raising awareness about the potential risk.
Prevention plays a pivotal role in combating the spread of dengue, and vaccination is a crucial aspect of proactive healthcare. Understanding the risks and adopting preventive measures are essential in safeguarding communities against this potentially debilitating disease.
How can you get dengue fever?
Dengue Fever is primarily transmitted from human to human through the bite of infected mosquitoes, mainly the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, commonly found in tropical and subtropical climates. The mosquitoes breed in water containers (including buckets used to collect rainwater, cisterns, toilets and tyres) and rest in cool, dark rooms. In forests, they breed in water-filled tree holes. They are most active during daylight hours, when they feed from dawn to dusk, but can bite at night in well-lit areas.
In parts of Asia and Africa, the transmission cycle may also involve jungle primates that act as a reservoir for the virus, and reports of sexual transmission are very rare. Unlike some other infectious diseases, dengue fever is not directly transmitted from person to person. The virus must go through the mosquito as a vector to complete its transmission cycle. Factors such as urbanisation, inadequate sanitation, and water storage practices contribute to the proliferation of mosquito breeding sites, increasing the risk of dengue transmission in affected areas.
Available service options
£137.50 per patient
Sudden onset fever, severe headaches, and joint pain characterise Dengue Fever. Dengue can escalate to more severe forms, such as Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever and Dengue Shock Syndrome, which can be life-threatening.
£249 per patient
This service option includes two doses. Sudden onset fever, severe headaches, and joint pain characterise Dengue Fever.
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Number of doses required and when to boost
Number of doses
When to boost
Two doses are required for a complete course.
Standard schedule: Days 0 and 3 months
The need for a booster dose has not been established.
Not sure what service option you need?
If you are unsure which vaccines you need for your holiday, why not take advantage of our travel health advice service? This service includes a personalised telephone consultation to determine your travel health requirements, including vaccination, altitude sickness, jet lag, period delay, travellers' diarrhoea and antimalarials.
High risk areas for dengue fever
Dengue is widespread in certain parts of the world. It's often found in tropical areas, including:
Parts of Africa and Asia
Central and South America
The Pacific islands
Some southern regions of North America
There's also a risk of getting dengue at certain times of the year (spring to November) in parts of southern Europe. European countries where dengue has been found include:
Portugal and Madeira
Dengue is not found in the UK, and you cannot catch it from another person.
What our customers think
5 out of 5 stars
Vaccinations all given professionally plus lots of useful medical advice given for our holiday.
5 out of 5 stars
Offered me a blood pressure check which I happily accepted. Attended on the same day. Asked if it were possible to pay for a flu jab (I’m not eligible yet) and got that at the same time! Excellent!! Very polite and helpful.
5 out of 5 stars
Professional and conscientious staff. Mehwish did a great job syringing my ears, thanks 😊
5 out of 5 stars
I booked the ear syringing service at Midway Pharmacy in Morley through the online booking system. Really friendly and professional service from Sharon. I’m really grateful to be able to hear properly again. The treatment only took a few minutes and Sharon is clearly really well trained at what she does. Thank you again.
Frequently asked questions
Where is this service available?
This service is available in our branches, which are commutable from anywhere in Yorkshire, including Leeds, Bradford, Wakefield, York, Huddersfield, Sheffield, Barnsley, Hull, Doncaster, Ripon, Harrogate, Dewsbury, Keighley and Scarborough.
Are next-day appointments available?
Yes, you can get next-day appointments at all our branches. Contact our customer care team if you cannot find an available slot.
What are the symptoms of dengue fever?
Dengue does not always cause symptoms. If you have symptoms, they usually start 4 to 10 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito.
Some dengue symptoms include:
a high temperature
a severe headache
pain behind your eyes
muscle and joint pain
feeling or being sick
a blotchy rash made up of flat or slightly raised spots – this can affect large areas of your body
Some people get a more severe dengue type a few days after feeling ill, but this is rare. You may start to feel better with your temperature returning to normal, but about 24 to 48 hours later, you may get more severe symptoms.
Symptoms of severe dengue include:
severe tummy pain
repeatedly being sick
bleeding gums or nose
extreme tiredness (fatigue)
being unable to relax (restlessness)
blood in your vomit or poo
Is the dengue fever vaccine safe?
Yes, the Dengue Fever vaccine is proven to be safe and effective. Our pharmacists will address any concerns you may have during the consultation.
Is dengue fever contagious from person to person?
No, Dengue Fever is not directly contagious. It is transmitted through the bite of infected mosquitoes and does not spread directly from person to person.
Can dengue fever be prevented?
Yes, prevention includes avoiding mosquito bites (using repellents, wearing long sleeves), eliminating mosquito breeding sites, and getting vaccinated.
Is there a vaccine for dengue fever?
Yes, there is. As of January 2023, a new vaccine, Qdenga®, has been licensed in the UK to prevent dengue disease in individuals from 4 years of age.
What should I do if I suspect dengue fever?
Seek medical attention promptly if you experience symptoms, especially if you've recently travelled to an area with known cases of dengue fever, and tell anyone you speak to about your recent travel. Early detection is crucial for proper management.
Can dengue fever recur?
While recovery from Dengue Fever typically provides immunity to the specific type of virus, there are multiple types of the virus. Subsequent infections with different types can occur and may be more severe.
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