Dengue Season Checklist: Dr. Shubhank Singh from Medanta The Medicity and Onlymyhealth worked together to discuss the signs, causes, and treatments of Dengue disease as well as strategies for preventing community spread at the show Doctor on Call. This was done in an effort to educate the locals and community about the basics of the disease.
What is Dengue?
an infectious viral illness spread by mosquitoes in tropical and subtropical regions. A person's risk of having a serious illness increases noticeably if they contract the virus twice. The Aedes aegypti mosquito and, to a lesser extent, the Ae. albopictus mosquitoes are the main vectors for disease transmission. The virus that causes dengue is known as the dengue virus.
It is possible to confuse the milder symptoms of dengue with a rash, fever, and other minor indicators of different illnesses.
Common Dengue symptoms are
joint pain, nausea/vomiting, rash, eye discomfort, bone pain, headache, muscle pain, and muscle spasms
The most typical indicator of dengue is a fever that is accompanied by one or more of the following symptoms:
Aches and pains, as well as pain in the muscles, joints, or bones, are all possible warning symptoms.
Dengue symptoms often last 2 to 7 days. The majority of patients will recover in roughly a week.
Guidelines to avoid getting Dengue virus
mosquito repellent: The most efficient way to prevent dengue fever is to use mosquito repellent creams. It also includes Patches, wipes and bands.
Chain up your clothes: It is advised to sleep in rooms with air conditioning and mosquito nets over the windows during mosquito season. Additionally, make sure to protect as much of your skin as possible with long sleeves and long pants.
Avoid standing water: A variety of mosquitoes that can spread deadly diseases like dengue and malaria grow in standing water or in water gathered in open containers.