Do I have the symptoms of dengue?

If you are concerned that you may have symptoms related to dengue (which can include fever, severe headaches, pain behind the eyes, joint and/or muscle pain, and rash), you should contact your healthcare provider and avoid further exposure to mosquitoes (see “What are the symptoms of dengue fever?”).

If you are ill and are worried that you might have dengue fever, it is important that you be evaluated by a healthcare provider. Many of the initial symptoms of dengue can overlap with other conditions that require specific treatment (like leptospirosis); additionally, a small number of individuals with dengue can go on to have severe dengue (see below), and it is important that individuals with dengue be monitored by a healthcare provider to ensure that they are not progressing to severe dengue.