Dengue: A Deadly Disease Without Border. Thousands Killed in India So far.


The mosquito breading season is not over yet. A single mosquito can give sleepless night because they don’t take your fat but your blood and in return, they give you virus, bacteria etc. Dengue is one such virus. There are still many cases being heard. Dengue fever is caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes.

When a mosquito carrying dengue enters our body. The virus comes in our body and so comes the saliva of mosquito. It unites with White blood cells and reproduces wherever it goes.

Dengue Symptoms begin three to fourteen days after infection. Below are the symptoms of dengue :

  1. Severe joint and muscle pain
  2. Swollen lymph nodes
  3. Headache
  4. Fever
  5. Exhaustion
  6. Rashes.
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It is prevalent throughout the tropics and subtropics. This fever is not contagious, they don’t transfer from mosquito to mosquito. They require a special mosquito called “Aedes”, that takes the virus from an infected person and then transmit it to other person. As dengue is a virus, so there is no proper treatment for it, But it can be treated by controlling the spread of Aedes mosquito. The treatment of this disease is directed towards symptomatic treatment.

Dengue Prevention should be done, so as to save our selves. Some of the ways are:

 

The World Health Organization stresses that the vaccine is not an effective tool, on its own, to reduce dengue fever in areas where the illness is common. Controlling the mosquito population and human exposure is still the most critical part of prevention efforts.

There is a fever vaccine called Dengvaxia and is currently being used for those of age 9 to 45 years. This vaccines is suitable for older people only because children become prone to this deadly disease just after 2 years of vaccine treatment.

There are few things that you should take care of:

  1. We should stay in air conditioned rooms.
  2. We should cover our selves fully, from neck to toe.
  3. These mosquitoes reside near standing water like flower vases, coolers etc.

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Allena Mirza

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