What is the Dengue Virus Fever?
Dengue Fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. This disease occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Millions of cases of dengue infection occur worldwide each year. Dengue fever is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with a dengue virus. Dengue is a viral disease of the tropics transmitted by mosquitoes and causing sudden fever and acute pains in the joints.
What are the Symptoms of Dengue Virus Fever?
All the people, especially children, may experience no signs or symptoms during a mild case of Dengue fever. When symptoms do occur, they usually begin four to seven days after you are bitten by an infected Mosquito. Symptoms, which typically start four to six days after infection and last for up to 10 days.
Dengue hemorrhagic fever, a rare complication characterized by high fever, damage to lymph and blood vessels, bleeding from the nose and gums, enlargement of the liver, and failure of the circulatory system. The symptoms may progress to massive bleeding, shock, and death. This is called dengue shock syndrome (DSS).
Dengue fever causes a high temperature of 104 F degrees. Symptoms of mild dengue Fever –
> High fever
>Â MuscleÂ bone & jointsÂ pain
> Pain behind the eyes
> Swollen glands
Symptoms Dengue hemorrhagic fever –
> Bleeding from the Mouth Gums, or Nose
> Clammy skin
> Bleeding under the skin which Might look Like bruising
> sensitive stomach
> Irritability & Restlessness
> Difficult or Rapid Breathing
Causes of Dengue fever
Dengue fever is caused by any one of four types of dengue viruses spread by mosquitoes that thrive in and near human lodgings. When a mosquito bites a people infected with a dengue virus, the virus enters the mosquito. When the infected mosquito then bites other people, the virus enters that person’s bloodstream. The Virus is transmitted from an infected mosquito to a Human. a mosquito bites a person who is infected with the dengue virus
What are the Diagnosis & Treatments by Dengue fever?
Diagnosing Dengue fever can be difficult because its symptoms can be easily confused with other diseases â€” such as malaria and Typhoid fever. The Doctor will watch the symptoms and the person’s travel history, and they may order with a blood test to check for the virus & Antibodies.
There is no specific medicine to treat dengue infection. If you think you may have dengue fever, you should avoid medications with aspirin, which could worsen bleeding. You should also rest, drink plenty of fluids, and see your doctor.
How Dengue Fever Can be Prevented?
No Vaccine can protect against dengue fever. Only avoiding mosquito bites can prevent it. The best way to avoid the disease is to prevent bites by infected mosquitoes,
Protect yourself from mosquito bites at all times in dengue areas.
> use mosquito repellents even indoors
> when outdoors were long-sleeved shirts & long pants tucked into socks
> use mosquito traps & net
> If you have Symptoms of dengue speak to a doctor
> To reduce the mosquito population, get rid of places where mosquitoes can breed. These include old tires, cans, or flower pots that collect rain. Regularly change the water in outdoor bird baths and pets’ water dishes.