Learn about the signs and symptoms of dengue fever. Dengue is a mosquito-borne infection which can lead to severe flu-like illness. It can sometimes lead to life threatening complication called dengue hemorrhagic fever. Usually people in the tropical and sub-tropical climates worldwide are seen to have reported dengue fever.
Dengue is transmitted to by the bite of Aedes Aegypti mosquito which bites during the day. Dengue infection can vary in severity from mild acute febrile illness or can be even fatal. In some patients the virus can cause damage to the blood vessels that leads to leakage of fluid from the blood vessels (increase in vascular permeability) and bleeding problems known as dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF).
Dengue fever occurs frequently during and shortly after the monsoon season in:
Dr Poonam Sachdeva, general physician, enlists dengue fever symptoms—
Dr Sachdeva adds, “Blood tests are done to confirm diagnosis of dengue fever. Some of the tests done are listed below.”
Home remedies for treatment of dengue fever
How to prevent complications
One can eliminate dengue risk by observing the following measure:
Dr Lona Mohopatra, Pathologist at Rockland Hospital says, “It is advisable that people take normal everyday precautions like wearing full-sleeved clothes, sleep in air-conditioned or well-screened rooms or using bed-nets. Moreover, people should use the mosquito repellents which contain DEET (N,N-diethylmetatoluamide) as they are the most effective ones.”
All kinds of dengue virus are re-emerging and are creating a scare among people. Various factors which are contributing to it’s re-emergence are –
With the increase in all types of virus, the occurrence of dengue hemorrhagic fever becomes more likely.
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