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All about Dengue and its related facts

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Dengue is a viral infection of the mosquito. This is a disease which gives a flu like illness and is seen to develop into a fatal condition many times. This is severe dengue. Dengue in the global map has grown a great deal and has seen a dramatic rise in the past ten years.

Presently around half the population is at a risk of having dengue. Dengue is found in the regions having sub tropical and tropical climates across the world and there are many more such cases found in the semi urban and the urban areas. Today severe dengue is a leading cause of not only death but also illness. Today the death among the children in the countries of Latin America and Asia is due to dengue.

Dengue and its factsThough there is no actual treatment for dengue, yet it has been seen that early detection could reduce at least the fatality rate to a great extent. Thus this disease can be controlled and prevented through very successful control measures. Today dengue is an infection that is mosquito borne and has been seen to be a very major international health concern. Severe dengue was known as Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever and was initially seen sometime in the 1950s during the epidemics of dengue in the Thailand and Phillipines.

DEN1, DEN2, DEN 3 and DEN 4 are the four kinds of steror types that are seen to cause dengue. If a person gets one type of infection then he gets lifelong immunity from that sterotype. But immunity to other types is very less .Severe dengue could be a result of getting infections of the other types.

Today dengue has increased to a great deal and more than 2.5 billion people today are prone to dengue. WHO estimates that there are more than 50 – 100 million infections of dengue throughout the world each year. Prior to 1970 there were only nine countries which had been witness to the epidemics of dengue. Today the disease is an endemic in countries like Eastern Mediterranean, Africa, the Americas, the Western Pacific and South East Asia. The Western Pacific regions are also seen to have been affected.

It is the Aedes aegypti mosquito which transmits the disease and is the primary vector for this disease. The virus is transmitted when the female mosquitoes bite the person. The virus is in incubation for around 4 to 10 days. Then the infected mosquito is quite capable of transmitting the virus the entire life.

Those humans who are infected are the main carriers of this dengue virus and then serve as a major source of this virus for all the mosquitoes which are uninfected. All the patients who are infected with this deadly virus transmit the infection for around 4 to 5 days approximately.

Dengue feverThe Aedes Aegypti mosquito lives in habitats in the urban regions and is seen to breed in containers that are man made. The Aedes agypti is a daytime virus and its main periods of biting are during dawn and dusk. The Female Aedes aegypti is seen to bite the people during each feeding period.

Aedes albopictus is a secondary vector which is seen to spread dengue across Asia. It has also spread to other countries. The Aedes Albopictus can live in the regions which are cool. This virus spreads due to the fact that it is intolerant to all those temperatures that are below freezing.

Dengue fever is very severe and the illness is similar to flu and affects all the adults, young children but is not seen to cause death. Dengue normally is seen to come with around 104 degrees Fahrenheit and is seen to occur with severe headache, nausea, muscle and joint pains and a rash and swollen glands. The symptoms are seen to last for  a week after the incubation period of around 10 days after the infected mosquito has bitten the person.

Normally it is seen that severe dengue is a very fatal complication and is caused due to leakage of plasma. There is lot of fluid accumulation , severe bleeding, and a lot of distress to the respiratory system. It is accompanied with a lot of vomiting of blood, restlessness and general discomfort.

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