However, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), a person suffering from dengue fever can infect other mosquitoes with the virus.
WHO explains: “Dengue cannot be spread directly from person to person.
“However, a person infected and suffering from dengue fever can infect other mosquitoes.
“Humans are known to carry the infection from one country to another or from one area to another during the stage when the virus circulates and reproduces in the blood system.”
There are four types of dengue virus, which means it is possible to be infected four times with dengue fever.
While many people will only suffer mild illness after being infected with dengue, it can also cause severe dengue in some cases which is potentially fatal.