Understand Dengue: Dengue fever is most often transmitted to humans by the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Dengue fever can be caused by any of four related dengue viruses (DENV-1 to DENV-4). Fever is common in several parts of India. It has been known to occur in India for a long time. However the first case of dengue hemorrhagic fever was reported from Calcutta in 1963. After that outbreaks of dengue fever from India have been reported several times. This section helps you to understand dengue facts and aims at improving your knowledge too.
Dengue is primarily transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito called Aedes Aegypti that is more active during the day. Dengue fever can only spread through the bite of an infected mosquito not from human to human.
Low blood platelet count in dengue fever means that the blood loses the ability to fight infections. There are many medical, herbal and natural ways of increasing the platelet count of patients with dengue.
Dengue fever rashes are contracted by the bites of Aedes mosquito and are of three different kinds which appear at some stage of the infection.
Effect of dengue on circulatory system is very serious in case of dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome. It is dangerous for children below 10 years of age.
There are two types of dengue rashes- the first dengue rash occurs in the first two days while the second kind happens when the fever is subsiding.
A research on economic impact of dengue in the two American continents suggests that this disease costs roughly $2.1 billion each year. Know more on this.
Dengue haemorrhagic fever is an acute condition of dengue fever the main symptoms of which are extreme sweatiness and cool clamminess.
In order to understand about the genetics of dengue virus one must know that there are four serotypes of dengue virus. Learn more about it, here.
Dengue remains one of those diseases that seem to rear its ugly head every monsoon and affects people all over the country. Even big cities have their share of dengue cases.
Dengue and chikungunya are flu like illnesses that share many symptoms. Read on for the differences between chikungunya and Dengue.