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Naturopathic Approaches to Prevent & Treat Dengue Fever


Dengue fever also known as "break-bone fever", is a disease of the tropics caused by a virus called Flavivirus. Symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains and a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles. The classic combination of fever, rash, and headache are called the "dengue triad." Risk factors include your age (young and old), the strength of your immune system and genetic predisposition. The current dengue outbreak has got me thinking....Yes the council has told us how to prevent the spread of dengue by eradicating hiding places for the Aedes aegypti mosquito, but how can we go about either preventing dengue using natural remedies or treating dengue in the event we get infected? 

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