Q17. What is the treatment for dengue? Are there any vaccines available?+
There is no specific treatment available for dengue; appropriate management of symptoms is crucial, especially maintaining an adequate volume of body fluids.
There is a commercially available vaccine against dengue, which is available in Mexico, Brazil, El Salvador and the Philippines. The WHO has not taken a formal position on the universal use of the vaccine, but has recommended that endemic countries should consider introduction of the vaccine into their national immunization programs. While there are several vaccine candidates currently under research and development worldwide, one should continue to take adequate precautions to prevent mosquito bites and dengue.