What Is Dengue ?

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease, also known as break bone fever. It is caused due to bite of virus carrying mosquito called as Aedes aegypti. Dengue is a painful flu like illness or debilitating fever, spread when virus carrying female mosquito bites a healthy person. It commonly bites during the day or at night.

What are the causes of Dengue?
It is transmitted to humans by the bite of infected mosquito (Aedes aegypti).
Mosquitoes catch infection when they bite a virus carrying or infected person. Later, this infected mosquitoes bites other people and transmits infection to other healthy people.

Where Dengue virus grows?
It grows faster in higher temperatures.
Dengue spreading mosquitoes lay their eggs in clean stagnant water, water holding containers, uncover water, accumulation of water at any place, buckets, cooler, bowls or flower pots which carry water for longer period, they live can survive indoors and outdoors.

What are the symptoms of Dengue Fever?
High grade fever
bone pain
Muscle pain
joint pain
Painful eyes
Swollen glands
Rashes on skin
Mild nose bleeding
bleeding gums
Internal bleeding cause bruising
Severe stomach pain
Continuous vomiting
Blood in urine
Bleeding stools
Blood in vomiting
Difficult breathing

In severe cases Dengue Fever can cause :
Dengue hemorrhagic fever
High fever
Platelets drop down
Damage to lymph
Damage to blood vessels
Massive internal bleeding
Liver enlargement
Circulatory system fail
Even death

How to prevent Dengue Fever?
Take proper Medication
Continuous intake of fluids
Cover the skin to avoid mosquito bite
Use Mosquito Repellent ointmentsTurn over stagnant water
Cover the water
Avoid accumulation of water

How to diagnose Dengue fever?
Blood test is done to confirm the dengue fever.