What is Dengue?

Dengue is an acute flu like fever caused by virus. It occurs in two forms:

  • Dengue fever (DF)
  • Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF)

Dengue fever is marked by an onset of sudden high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes and in the muscles and joints.

Dengue hemorrhagic fever is an acute infectious viral disease usually affecting infants and young children. It is characterised by fever during the initial phase and other symptoms like headache, pain in the eye, joint pain and muscle pain, followed by signs of bleeding such as petechiae (red tiny spots on the skin), nosebleed and gum-bleed. If there is blood in the stools and/or blood in the vomit and accompanied by shock, this is called Dengue Shock Syndrome and is often fatal. Aedes Aegypti, the transmitter of the disease is a day-bitting mosquito that lays eggs in clear water containers, such as flower vases, cans, rain barrels, old rubber tyres, etc. The adult mosquitoes rest in dark places of the house.

Comments

Subha_NIT Monday, August 5, 2013

Is there any vaccine avaiable for Filaria?

darshani Wednesday, July 18, 2012

can we have a anti virus for dengu

dhanusha Tuesday, February 8, 2011

what are the symptoms when you have Filaria?

ennairam_23 Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Mosquitoes are the number one enemy of public health because they are vectors of a lot of diseases such as malaria and dengue. That's why it is really important that we eradicate them. Numerous studies have been done against mosquitoes. There are insecticides and organic insecticides to kill them.

Wynnr Thursday, February 17, 2011

If mosquitoes can carry and transmit a virus the size of the Malaria virus, why do they not also carry and transmit a much smaller virus called HIV? Medicos poo poo this idea. If the insects don't transmit and carry Aids then should the filtering mechanism be closely studied?

ParasiteRex Saturday, April 21, 2012

First off malaria is a parasite, not a virus. The parasite goes developmental stages within the mosquitos gut. The parasite migrates to the mouthparts of the mosquito to be spread to another person. Viruses don't do this.

aprilgold Saturday, September 11, 2010

what are the symptoms when you have dengue?

p.creation Sunday, November 28, 2010

You first need to do is go to the hospital first as soon as possible then take some antibiotic medicine. First keep in your mind that clean your home from all poor insect control areas.

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