Ep 395 – Dengue Fever: “I Have a Client Who . . .” Pathology Conversations with Ruth Werner

Image of a mosquito on a persons hand.

Tucked away during rainy season in a tropical paradise, a mosquito-borne virus runs rampant. What does Dengue fever mean for massage—how does it spread, what does it do, how is it treated and what are the risks? Listen in to learn. Then get the bug spray.


Pocket Pathology: https://www.abmp.com/abmp-pocket-pathology-app

CDC (2023) Dengue Clinical Presentation | CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Available at: https://www.cdc.gov/dengue/healthcare-providers/clinical-presentation.html (Accessed: 29 October 2023).

Dengue and severe dengue (no date b). Available at: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/dengue-and-severe-dengue (Accessed: 29 October 2023).

‘Dengue: Practice Essentials, Background, Pathophysiology’ (2023a). Available at: https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/215840-overview#a3 (Accessed: 29 October 2023).

‘Etymologia: dengue’ (2006) Emerging Infectious Diseases, 12(6), p. 893. Available at: https://doi.org/10.3201/eid1206.ET1206.

Saeed, O. and Asif, A. (2020) ‘Chapter 2 - Dengue virus disease; the origins’, in A.I. Qureshi and O. Saeed (eds) Dengue Virus Disease. Academic Press, pp. 9–16. Available at: https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-818270-3.00002-3.

Author Images: 
Author Bio: 

Ruth Werner is a former massage therapist, a writer, and an NCBTMB-approved continuing education provider. She wrote A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, now in its seventh edition, which is used in massage schools worldwide. Werner is also a long-time Massage & Bodywork columnist, most notably of the Pathology Perspectives column. Werner is also ABMP’s partner on Pocket Pathology, a web-based app and quick reference program that puts key information for nearly 200 common pathologies at your fingertips. Werner’s books are available at www.booksofdiscovery.com. And more information about her is available at www.ruthwerner.com.


Vacancies on the Oregon Massage Board

There are two seats open to licensed massage therapists. You must be nominated by a massage organization for a vacancy, and ABMP can help nominate you. Let us know if you're interested and find out how to apply!

Massage School Programs at Risk Across the Country

The US Department of Education issued final rules on October 31 that will likely greatly impact clock-hour programs in states with minimum clock-hour requirements for licensure or certification, including massage therapy. The new rule is flawed and, if not changed, will cause devastating collateral damage to schools, instructors, students, and the public. Find out how you can advocate!

“150%” Rule Advocacy Template

School owners, operators, and instructors—use our advocacy template to send to your state senators and representatives to make them reconsider the "150%" rule amendment. Add your own opinions and experiences to make your letter more personal and impactful.



Featured ABMP Discount Partner: MassageBook

Save time, stress less, and make an honest living improving lives with the only practice management software purpose-built for the independent massage therapist.

Please note: We have recently updated our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. Learn more...