Every Thing About Dengue Fever- An Emerging Threat

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In the monsoon, we all fear of dengue fever, just one bite away from a deadly infection. This season comes with happiness every year but takes the lives of many in return.

According to a medical report ‘Dengue Fever’ has been around since 1779.

One of my friends lost his life at the age of 15 due to dengue hemorrhagic (low level of blood platelets).

It’s been 7 years now since then I don’t want anyone else to face something like this.

In this article, I will be telling you everything about dengue you need to know.

Dengue Fever also is known as breakbone fever is a mosquito-borne infection caused by the dengue virus. [1] The Dengue virus begins four to fifteen days after the infection. Symptoms include high fever, vomiting, muscle & joint pain Skin rashes, and headache. Recovery starts in three to eight days.

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Dengue Fever Cause

It is caused by dengue viruses which are spread by mosquitoes that breed near human lodgings.

Any mosquito infected with a dengue virus bites any person, risk of severe dengue fever arises.

Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes spread dengue virus.

A mosquito infected with a dengue virus remains infected, its whole life span.

Dengue Fever Symptoms And Signs

Following are the symptoms of dengue fever:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Muscle, and joint pain
  • vomiting
  • swollen glands
  • rash
  • pain behind the eyes

Prevention

There is no vaccine available to date against dengue fever.

It can only be prevented from avoiding mosquito bites.

But there are many ways any person traveling can use to avoid dengue.

  • Clothing: Cover your body with clothes, full sleeves shirts and full-length pants.
  • Mosquito repellent cream
  • Avoid using scents: heavily scented perfumes attract mosquitos.
  • Timing: try avoiding being outside at dawn and early evening.

Treatment

dengue virus, there is no particular treatment or cure to this disease.

However, interventions can make dengue fever reduce.

  • Painkillers: Medicines such as Paracetamol or Tylenol can help in pain and lowers fever.
  • Stay Hydrated: Due to high fever your body can be dehydrated, drinking water may also help replace fluids and minerals.

Around 40% world’s population is in the risk of dengue transmission.

 

 

 

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