Dengue can be defined as a major vector bone disease in India which is responsible for numerous deaths and health complications. Each year, an estimated 400 million people are infected with dengue virus. About 100 million get sick. Those who become infected with the virus a second time are at a significantly greater risk of developing severe disease.
Symptoms include high fever, headache, rash and muscle and joint pain. In severe cases, there is serious bleeding and shock, which can be life-threatening. Treatment includes fluids and pain relievers. Severe cases require hospital care.
How to Prevent Dengue?
Use insect repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants, and control mosquitoes inside and outside your home.
Signs and Symptoms of Dengue
Most people infected have mild or no symptoms. About 1 in 4 people infected with dengue will get sick. Mild symptoms of dengue may be confused with other illnesses that cause fever and flu-like illness. Most people will recover after about one week.
The most common symptoms are fever and one or more of the following:
- A headache
- Eye pain (typically behind the eyes)
- Muscle, joint, or bone pain
- Nausea and vomiting
- Unusual bleeding (nose or gum bleed, small red spots under the skin, or unusual bruising)
It’s monsoon season and the risk of getting mosquito bite-induced infections and diseases like Dengue is at an all-time high.
However, the good news is, with simple prevention and hygiene promoting practices, the risk of catching Dengue fever can be done away with.
Here are some top tips to protect your self from Dengue this monsoon season.
Keep dengue mosquitoes away from your home, follow these seven ways mentioned below:
- Clear stagnant water.
- Use camphor.
- Close entry points.
- Window nets.
- Using Neem Oil.
- Grow Tulsi plants.
- Clean up trash.