One of my students came down with dengue fever several weeks ago. It’s a really uncomfortable sickness that you get from a certain type of mosquito. My student was in the hospital for about a week. She was really weak and feeling horrible. I’ve been afraid of dengue fever ever since. Yesterday I had a horrible headache, which is the first symptom of dengue fever. I still had the headache when I woke up this morning. I was worried that I might have dengue fever, but this afternoon my throat started to hurt. A sore throat is not on the list of dengue fever symptoms, so it looks like I’m ok!