Primarily a disease of the tropics, dengue fever is caused by a virus transmitted by a mosquito that prefers to feed on humans. The severity of the disease can be affected by the infecting virus itself and the age, immune status, and genetic predisposition of the person infected. First seen in Asia, Africa, and North America in the late 1700s, it was first thought of as a benign disease. During the past twenty-five years, however, the range and severity of the disease have increased and it is the leading cause of ...

Dengue Fever 2003, Rosen Publishing Group, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780823942008