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With the onset of rainy season, Dengue becomes a menace in entire India and we see a lot of people getting infected with the virus. A threat to mankind, Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease caused by the Dengue Virus which has become a huge concern for people worldwide.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 390 million people were infected by the virus worldwide. India also saw a rise of the Dengue cases, Delhi being the most infected with 1800 cases in the year 2014-2015.
How is the Dengue Fever caused?
Spread through the bite of a female mosquito Aedes aeygpti, the mosquito is a daytime feeder and the biting periods include early morning and evening before dusk. The Dengue virus does not transmit from one human to another by direct contact. However, the mosquitos transmit the virus from an infected person to a healthy one causing chills and fevers.
The infected mosquito can fly up to 400 metres and looks for water-filled containers to lay eggs. The water filled containers are a major threat as they have become the perfect place for the mosquitos to breed.
What are the Symptoms of the Dengue Fever?
Dengue is the most fatal virus that is threatening to the lives of humans. It is our responsibility to know what the symptoms of Dengue are. Dengue can be classified into two categories namely, Dengue Fever and Severe Dengue. Let’s get to know about each of them to protect us and our loved ones from this threat.
A high fever up to 104 F accompanied by the following symptoms:
- Pain behind eyes
- Joint, muscle and bone pain
There could be chances that the temperature decreases, however it does not guarantee a recovery as there could still be symptoms of Severe Dengue like:
- Blood in Vomit
- Rampant breathing
- Severe abdominal pain
- Bleeding gums
- Respiratory distress
- Severe bleeding
- Plasma leaking resulting in shock
- Organ impairment
What precautions need to be taken?
With a rapid increase in the cases of Dengue worldwide and within India, we should make sure that the precaution must be taken care of. Here is a list of things you can do to prevent the spreading of the Dengue Virus.
- Keep your surroundings clean and hygienic
- Cover the water containers properly
- Do not store unnecessary water
- Make your drainage system well maintained
- Do not let water to stagnate
- Use mosquito repellents
If you are someone who is experiencing high fevers while dengue is spreading, then you must take the below-mentioned points into consideration.
- Go for a blood test
- Consume plenty of cold fluids
- Take a bath with cold water
- Use Ice packs over your forehead and abdomen
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