Miss America 2011 Has Dengue

The stunning Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan planned to attend the Miss America Pageant 2013 in Las Vegas but had to cancel last minute because she unfortunately caught the dengue fever. The 19 year old beauty queen contracted the disease while spending time in Haiti over the Christmas holidays for her volunteer work at an orphanage. The youngest to win the Miss America crown in more than 70 years said that an hour before she was to go to the airport to fly for the pageant that she was helping to host, she went to Urgent Care and found out she has dengue.

Dengue fever is a virus caused by Aeden infected mosquitoes. It is transmitted to humans after getting bitten. Up to this day, there is no specific treatment for it but a full recovery is possible. It can last from 2 to 7 days and the patient is expected to suffer with high fever, headache, pain behind the eyes, and muscle pains.