Dengue Fever / Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever

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Incidence & Prevalence of Dengue Fever

The worldwide incidence is estimated to be 50 to 100 million cases of Dengue Fever (DF) and over 500,000 cases of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) per year.

The Incidence of this fever is variable and depends on the geographical region and the density of mosquito-borne diseases in a region.

The worldwide incidence is estimated to be 50 to 100 million cases of dengue fever (DF) and several hundred thousand cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) per year.

DHF is more serious and the fatality rate is about 5%.

Children younger than 15 years comprise 90% of DHF subjects in the world. DHF can affect both adults and children.

Poor surveillance system in India makes it difficult to know the exact incidence of the epidemic in the country. There have been reports regularly in medical literature from various hospitals. Between September 2001 and January 2002, during the epidemic of dengue in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India nearly 800 cases were reported to the health system.

The world's largest known epidemic occurred in Cuba in 1981. More than 116,000 persons were hospitalized with as many as 11,000 cases reported in one single day.

In the year 1995, it is estimated that in America alone there were 250,000 cases of Dengue Fever and about 7,000 cases of DHF.

Interestingly the El Niño cycle maybe related to diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, such as malaria and dengue. Mosquito breeding to some extent depends on the weather conditions. If the humidity is high or when the droughts occurs and rivers beds dry up leaving small stagnant pools, the mosquitoes breed easily. Again in dry climates, a spell of heavy rainfall can create puddles and this provides good breeding conditions for mosquitoes. Few interesting facts about El Niño are as follows:

El Niño,an oceanic current of warm water, usually occurs once in about 2-7 years and effects lasts for 12 to 18 months.

During a typical El Niño cycle in the Asian region, the monsoon is weakened and this brings summer drought to north-west and central regions of India with associated heavy rainfall in the north-east.

The regions of the world where El Niño has a strong effect on climate conditions include - southern Africa, parts of South America and South-east Asia. Incidently, these regions also have some of the poorest countries in the world .

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SAM-PHARMA Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Hi all, if u have a fever in this season get your blood test done for dengue, ASAP.If fever accompanied with pain between eyes, head ache, vomiting etc are symptoms of the disease. Far as i have known there is no medicine except the home concoctions that can save you the agony of Drip/ hospitals transfusions etc: 1] Juice extracted from 2 papaya leaves twice a day. 2) Goats milk [fresh and not boiled/ just filtered) approx 250 ml twice a day. 3) To take care of the fever you can have the Crocin/ Tylenol that the doc prescribes. These concoctions are life savers, when medicine seems to have no answer.
vishal_noida Monday, September 30, 2013
Hi my friend suffering from sickness she feel pain in body, and also feeling cold. Can u tell me this symptoms are dengue or normal fever.
shaan27 Thursday, September 26, 2013
hello my wife is suffering from dengue and has been sick since last 6 days she is hospitalized right now what medication should be taken and what time is taken to cure it. plz reply
ghaley Wednesday, July 24, 2013
Dengue is a very dangerous disease; however one can get cured through proper treatments. I had suffered from Dengue a couple of years back. It took me about two weeks to recover completely.
Advancells Thursday, August 15, 2013
hi iv suffered from dengue 2 weeks ago. there no medicine given to me. only antacid for the stiomach taken every morning. My doctor advised me to drink more water. It may be no medical exsplanation but eating 10pcs each day of quail eggs help me improve my platelet. taua taua leaves also is a big factor for me to be able to recover.
timothyglen Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Hi, i m working as a cop in kerala. I feel a little bit of pain on the back of my eyes for the last two three hours and i have got some temperature too. Also i feel some headache. But there is no join pain..... Is it the symptom of so called Dengue or because of not taking proper rest at night??????
AnoopMathew Thursday, June 27, 2013
One of my acquaintances is suffering from Dengue and is having blood replacement every day from last 4 weeks. He also get vomiting and his blood platelets start going down after 4 hours of supply of blood. What could be the treatment of this state. Please reply ASAP. Thanks a lot in advance.
bluemoon_67 Wednesday, May 01, 2013
give him papaya leaf juice, kiwi fruit and mosambi juice. basically keep giving small quantities of these juices every 30 mins.
deepak81sh Wednesday, September 18, 2013
don't give aspirin to a suspected dengue patient. it is an a thrombolytic agent, meaning, it is a drug used to prevent blood clots as in patients suffering from hypertensive diseases. in dengue hemorrhagic fever, the part of the blood called platelets, gets depleted, these platelets are important. why? because they aid in the clotting mechanism. if you take aspirin which is a lytic agent, the platelets are prevented from clotting. if the blood doesn't clot, then, there will be bleeding from the nose, the gums or the stomach.
oldbamboo Saturday, January 05, 2013
My husband was hospitalized due to dengue. After 5days, his blood platelet count back to normal with no fever at all. After a day he was discharged from the hospital, we noticed again that he has rashes in his body, arms and legs but he doesn't feel anything, no fever, has appetite and no muscle pain. Can I have your advise please?
soccastillo Wednesday, December 26, 2012
rpg490 Monday, April 08, 2013
Today morning we came to know that our daughter 2 years old is infected by dengue So she is admitted in hospital ..is there any peculiar medicine ???? and pls tell how it will spread.....and how to prevent this in future.....
kailasampg1821 Monday, December 03, 2012
My relative 12 yrs old. she have fever for last 3 days ; we admit in local hospital ; no of time blod chekc ; and finally DENGU are dected. ;
now i confused what to do next ; pls help me

Guest Sunday, December 02, 2012
Get her admitted to a good hospital..giver her lots of liquids like water, soups and juices..for fever and body pain, take aspirin or paracetamol..get the blood test done once again to reconfirm dengue..she shud take rest.
vikas31 Sunday, December 02, 2012
Aspirin and other NSAIDs are not indicated for Dengue.
AnithaSri Monday, December 17, 2012
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