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How is dengue fever diagnosed?

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Doctors can diagnose dengue infection with a blood test to check for the virus or antibodies to it. If you become sick after traveling to a tropical area, let your doctor know. This will allow your doctor to evaluate the possibility that your symptoms were caused by a dengue infection.

SOURCES:

Florida Department of Health: "Dengue Fever."

CDC: "Dengue: Frequently Asked Questions."

University of Alabama at Birmingham Medicine: "Dengue Fever."

Directors of Health Promotion and Education: "Dengue."

University of Florida IFAS Extension: "What is Dengue?"

CDC: "Dengue: Prevention."

,  April 2013.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 28, 2019

SOURCES:

Florida Department of Health: "Dengue Fever."

CDC: "Dengue: Frequently Asked Questions."

University of Alabama at Birmingham Medicine: "Dengue Fever."

Directors of Health Promotion and Education: "Dengue."

University of Florida IFAS Extension: "What is Dengue?"

CDC: "Dengue: Prevention."

,  April 2013.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 28, 2019

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