Haitian Child

Haitian Child

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Malaria vs Dengue Fever vs Chikungunya

The table below compares clinical information that helps to differentiate Malaria, Dengue Fever, and Chikungunya. 



Malaria
Dengue
Chikungunya




Mosquitoes feeding
Night
Day
Day
Peak season
Nov to Feb
Apr - June,
Oct - Nov
Apr - June,
Oct - Nov




Percent of febrile illnesses in Haiti
0.5%
2 to 4%





Incubation
8 to 18 days
4 to 7 days
3 to 7 days




High fever
++
++
++
Joint pain

+
+++
Rash

++
++
Headache
+
++
++
Pain behind eyes

+++
+
Muscle and bone pain
+
+++
+
Other common symptoms
vomiting, seizures
facial flushing

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