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Revista Cubana de Medicina Tropical

Print version ISSN 0375-0760On-line version ISSN 1561-3054

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MARTINEZ TORRES, Eric et al. Contribution of Cuba and Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute to preventing mortality from dengue. Rev Cubana Med Trop [online]. 2017, vol.69, n.3, pp.1-15. ISSN 0375-0760.

Dengue is a viral disease transmitted by mosquitoes which may be severe and cause death. No antiviral drug has been recognized as effective. However, the regularities of this condition have made it possible to identify warning signs announcing plasma leakage and the imminence of shock. Early start of treatment with intravenous crystalloid fluid replacement has proven to be an effective, life-saving measure. Systematic training actions and reorganization of medical care are required during an epidemic. The paper describes the contribution of professionals from Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute and other Cuban institutions to this effort.

Keywords : severe dengue; dengue shock; warning signs.

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