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What are the symptoms of dengue fever that is spreading in Europe

Dengue fever

About 130 cases of dengue fever were recorded in the European Union and the European Economic Area last year, almost double the figure from the previous year. 

Dengue cases are increasing in European countries. 

Medical experts have called for caution while showing the symptoms of the disease, reports "Daily Mail".

Dengue fever is spread through the bite of tiger mosquitoes. 

Symptoms do not appear for four to 10 days after the bite. Some of the signs of the bite are flu-like, you also have fatigue, joint and muscle pain, facial redness, headache, pain behind the eyes, vomiting.

Health officials say that this disease is on the rise. The total number of cases in 2023 and 2022 has increased significantly compared to the total of 72 cases registered in the continent between 2010 and 2021.

Dengue fever is a potentially deadly virus that is transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes and was historically known as "broken bone fever" in the 1700s, as some of the symptoms were muscle and joint pain.

Endemic experts have said that due to climate change, Mediterranean countries have become more suitable for insects that carry diseases. Dengue fever is usually prevalent in Southeast Asia and Central and South America and the Caribbean. 

Patients usually experience a fever that lasts two to seven days, which may increase or decrease during this period.