Mild dengue fever is characterised by a high fever and flu-like symptoms. Dengue hemorrhagic fever, also known as severe dengue fever, can result in severe bleeding, a sudden drop in blood pressure (shock), and death.
Dengue fever symptoms typically last 2–7 days. Most people will recover within a week.
Dengue fever is characterised by an abrupt onset of high fever, headache, myalgias, arthralgias, and generalised lymphadenopathy, followed by a rash that appears with a second temperature rise following an afebrile period. Cough, sore throat, and rhinorrhea are examples of respiratory symptoms.
According to doctors, the majority of dengue cases can be treated in hospital outpatient departments, with only the most severe cases requiring hospitalisation. The World Health Organization (WHO) has issued an advisory on the symptoms that should lead to hospitalisation in patients.