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Dengue diagnosis misunderstanding hinder treatment, prediction

#Cosmoread: The mosquito-borne chikungunya virus infected some people who, according to a new study, dengue, another mosquito-borne virus that can be misdiagnosed as having similar characteristics as the two diseases, the cause.

For patients, this misdiagnosis can mean that they do not receive the right treatment, the researchers said. Or just generally people with a given fluid and pain – – although either there are no specific treatment for the viral disease, which differed for each pain are recommended.

But the true prevalence of these infections misdiagnosing wrong can lead researchers.


The new findings are the mosquitoes that spread the two viruses and the possibility that it also highlights the distribution of Zika virus spread, the researchers said. These can help to understand the distribution of mosquitoes Researchers predict the further spread of the Zika virus.

“Mosquitoes that mainly dengue and chikungunya Zika same species are also likely to be responsible for the global spread of the outbreak are responsible for,” Laith Yakob, at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical disease-vector a lecturer in biology said therapy.

“Understanding the distribution of these species and tracking how this changes over time to improve disease surveillance and control efforts are important.”

Both chikungunya and dengue infection, headache, fever, rash and muscle pain can cause, Yakob said. But “at risk of infection masks [chikungunya virus] and true geographic extent of the population.” Chikungunya Dengue as misdiagnosing

In the study, researchers from the World Health Organization and other institutions looked at recent data and maps showing areas where people made dengue and Chikungunya infection. The scientists also studied the same patients reported seen on both virus detection.

Researchers reported cases of dengue infection and infection of Chikungunya cases reported in recent years, with 154 countries, with 99 countries found. Who were these people with the virus, “co-infected” with cases of both diseases with cases involving 98 countries and 13 countries.

However, the researchers said, because both chikungunya and dengue patients typically are diagnosed based on symptoms, in both cases of people infected with the virus is difficult to know the true extent.

Each virus is in dire need of better methods of diagnosis, researchers said.

In their study, the researchers looked at the distribution of the two mosquitoes that spread the virus. A mosquito, called Aedes aegypti, while the other one, called Aedes albopictus, is found in 88 countries, is found in 174 countries, the researchers said. Also, 68 countries reported the presence of two mosquito species, the scientists said. T is for both the US? Tee

Chikungunya and dengue co-infection cases were found in Africa and Southeast Asia, and research has shown infections can spread through international travel and transport of goods, the researchers said.

More research examining one of the two viruses before being infected with a person more likely to be infected with other viruses that could need, too, the researchers said.

For now, it is unclear whether the two co-infection with the virus by itself or worse than those caused by the virus may lead to symptoms, the scientists said.