Is Dengue Fever Dangerous?
Dengue an infection caused by a family of viruses transmitted by infected mosquitoes. Dengue is the most common arthropod-borne viral (arboviral) illness.
It is caused by a virus of the Flaviviridae family and transmitted by the female mosquitoes of the species Aedes aegypti and sometimes Ae albopictus. People living in the tropical, subtropical areas of the world are at a greater risk of developing dengue.