#FirstEver: Case of Sexually transmitted Dengue reported
The first ever sexually transmitted case of Dengue has surfaced in Spain which concerns a 41-year-old man belonging to Madrid who contracted dengue after having sex with his male partner who picked up the virus via a mosquito bite during a trip to Cuba, said Susana Jimenez of the Madrid region's public health department.

His dengue infection was confirmed in September and it puzzled doctors because he had not travelled to a country where the disease, which causes severe flu-like symptoms such as high fever and body aches, is common, she added. The analysis of their sperm revealed that not only did they have dengue but that it was exactly the same virus which circulates in Cuba.

In an e-mail sent to AFP, the Stockholm-based European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), which monitors health and disease in Europe, said this was "to our knowledge, the first sexual transmission of the dengue virus among men who have sex with men."

Dengue is most commonly caught by people travelling to hotter climates such as South East Asia, Africa, Australia, the Caribbean and South and Central America. Its prevalence in India is observed to be at a peak in recent years & to combat the threat, has agreed to trial an innovative technique which sterilises mosquitoes with radiation.. There is currently no specific drug to cure dengue and Dengvaxia, the first vaccine developed, is effective only in people who have already had the disease.

Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11/08/first-sexually-transmitted-dengue-case-confirmed-spain/
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Dr. M●●●●●●●●●n S●●●●●●i
Dr. M●●●●●●●●●n S●●●●●●i General Surgery
Something I was ignorent of that it could be by this route also.many for the information I was unaware off.
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A●●●T P●●●●●R
A●●●T P●●●●●R General Medicine
This is true and chalanging case for infection disease pathologist and public health concern . this virus has changed its transmission pathway . and adapting new way .. that can be rarely possible in that type case . we have carefully study whole case and making possibility for 100\% cure for this case .
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Dr. S●●●●h J●●●●h
Dr. S●●●●h J●●●●h Internal Medicine
Sodomy as well as homosexuality is an unnatural procedure.Even heterosexuality requires pre-cautionery oral and pudendal hygienic care to prevent dissemination of STDs as well as other contact-spreading diseases.....Dr.Satish Jerath .......jerathdrsatish56@gmail.com
Nov 14, 2019Like