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Melina’s daughter had battled dengue during the COVID pandemic

This video describes a mother's unusual experience when her daughter becomes ill with dengue during the COVID pandemic. About 1 in 4 people with dengue develop symptoms.1,2 Melina consults a pediatrician, who confirms the diagnosis of dengue after a blood test. As her daughter battles high fever, body pain, headaches, and extreme itching, Melina emphasizes the importance of dengue prevention, even within the home.


This video features real individuals sharing their experiences with dengue. The video reflects a patient’s specific experience and is not intended to represent those of a typical patient. Given the nature of dengue, symptoms and experiences will vary.


  1. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at: Accessed March 2024.

  2. World Health Organization. Available at: Accessed March 2024.