Doubling of Dengue Fever Cases in Last Decade

by Rathi Manohar on  October 18, 2010 at 6:54 PM Dengue News   - G J E 4
That the number of dengue fever cases has more than doubled over the past decade has been reported by the World Health Organization.
 Doubling of Dengue Fever Cases in Last Decade
Doubling of Dengue Fever Cases in Last Decade

Dengue is a serious flu-like illness that is transmitted by mosquitoes, and can develop into dengue haemorrhagic fever, which can be fatal. The disease is spread by the .

The UN health agency has warned that dengue outbreaks are now a major threat to global public health, reports the BBC.

Two fifths of the world's population are at risk of the disease, with the majority living in the Asia Pacific region.

The WHO has warned that the increased number and size of dengue outbreaks in some countries in the Western Pacific region, as well as cases recorded in previously unaffected areas, are signs that firmer action cannot be delayed.

The WHO's regional director for the Western Pacific, Dr Shin Young-soo, said: "National resources need to be mobilized to sustain dengue prevention and control, and the disease's profile needs to be raised on the global health agenda to stimulate the interest of international agencies and donors."

The number of cases in the Western Pacific Region has more than doubled over the past 10 years.

Source: ANI

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the initial symptoms of chicken gunya and dengue are very similar. there is constant vomiting and nausea. this does not stop inspite of anti vomiting drugs
3rd day of fever is very important if there are respiratory complications like breathlessness and abdominal boating leads to clinically in favour of dengue. now there are card tests which are rapid reliable too. but costly in India.
chicken gunya chloroquin intramuscular injections are very effective . if given during 1st 3days it works wonders. the muscular swings and tendon swellings disappear fast.
if choloroquin is delayed the swellings last for many days
i would recommend choloroquin for treatment.

lax48 Friday, October 29, 2010

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