What is dengue , symptoms, Precautions And More

What is dengue?

Dengue is a virus spread by mosquito bites, the risk of which increases due to the bite of ADS mosquito or Tiger mosquito. The virus can also spread from one person to another through blood contact, such as by becoming infected in an invisible way.

dengue symptoms :

Symptoms of dengue may vary from person to person, but some of the main symptoms are as follows:

1. Fever :

Dengue patients often have high fever, which comes suddenly and lasts for a few days. The fever level may rise rapidly and it may fall suddenly.

2. Stomach ache :

Dengue patients may suffer from stomach ache and vomiting. This symptom is especially found in children.

3. Fatigue :

Dengue patients often feel extremely tired and feel physically weak.

4. difficulty breathing ;

Some patients may find it difficult to breathe due to dengue and may feel short of breath while breathing.

5. Losing Too Much Swelling :

Dengue patients may have excessive swelling in their legs, which may make them unable to move their arms and legs.

6. Skin rashes and rashes:

Dengue patients may have skin rashes and rashes, called “dengue rashes”. These are a major symbol of dengue infection.

Precautions :

1. To avoid being bitten by dengue mosquitoes, use appropriate mosquito repellents.

2. Even after the treatment of dengue, take complete rest and follow all the medicines on time.

3. Apart from the symptoms of dengue, as soon as you notice any unusual change in your physical health, consult a doctor immediately.

National Dengue Day:

The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare decided to celebrate this day (16 May). Dengue is spread across the country. This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, dengue awareness campaigns, rallies, etc. are not being organized in the country, but awareness about it can be spread through online medium.

How can dengue be prevented?

According to the World Health Organization, the vaccine, by itself, is not an effective tool for reducing dengue fever in areas where the disease is common. It is essential to control mosquito populations and human exposure which is the most important part of preventive efforts. To prevent dengue, it is important to avoid mosquito bites. Wear such clothes that the skin is covered and mosquitoes cannot bite. Such as wearing socks, long sleeve shirts etc.

  • Use mosquito repellent.
  • Use mosquito net.
  • There should be netting or screens in windows and doors.
  • Scented soaps and perfumes can attract mosquitoes.
  • It is necessary to remove the stagnant water on time. Aedes mosquito thrives only in clean and stagnant water.

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