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INFORMATION FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE DENGUE FEVER WHILE PREGNANT OR BREASTFEEDING

 

What is dengue fever?

Dengue fever (DF) is caused by the dengue virus, which is spread to humans mostly through bites from Aedes aegypti mosquitos, the same mosquitos that also carry the yellow fever, chikungunya, and Zika viruses. On rare occasions, the dengue virus can transmit from human to human through organ transplants, transfusion of blood produces, or, in the case of pregnancy, through the placenta from an infected mother to her developing baby.


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