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How Dengue is a risk for 3 billion people over 120 countries?

Dengue can be explained as a disease that is caused by mosquitos. The mosquito that spreads dengue virus from one person to another through bites is named as Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes. 

You can normally observe the symptoms of the virus from three to fourteen days of the virus being injected inside your body.

Dengue is common in almost 120 countries of the world, and almost 3 billion people leave in places with risk of this virus all over the world.

Almost over 40,000 people die all over the world each year because of the dengue virus. In the year 2019, the number in such cases has shown a significant increase all over the world. The two main read zones are Asia and South America.

WHAT IS IN FOR ME?

  1. How is dengue virus transmitted?
  2. Different symptoms of dengue virus.
  3. What are the treatments of dengue virus?
  4. Ways to keep dengue and diseases away.
  5. CONCLUSION
  6. FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

How is dengue virus transmitted?

Mosquito bites

Mosquito bites are the most common mode for transmission of this virus and the mosquito that causes this disease is known as Aedes Aegypti. 

This type of mosquito lay eggs on still and clean water. They tend to bite both during day time as well as night time.

These mosquitoes can even spread the virus if they bite a person already having the virus than the mosquito can spread the virus by biting another person that may not have the virus.

microscopic view of dengue virus
dengue virus

From mother to child

This virus can also be passed from a pregnant woman to her child during the time of pregnancy or while giving birth.

Through infected blood.

This disease can also be passed from one person to another through the transfer of infected blood. It can also pass through healthcare setting exposure.

Different symptoms of dengue virus.

Sudden Dengue Fever

Fever is a very common symptom of this virus. It can also be confused with other types of viral fever. But the fever can also bring with it, other symptoms such as vomiting, aches, irritation, and more.

Sever headache

You might also suffer from severe headaches from time to time as it is also a common symptom of this virus.

Eye pain

It is commonly seen that people suffering from this virus often experience eye pain and this pain in the eye can cause continuous pain to a significant amount of time.

dengue virus symptoms
symptoms of dengue virus

Muscle and joint pain

If you have are suffering from severe joint or muscle pain all over your body, my friend you should see a doctor as soon as possible.

However, it may also happen as a result of over-exercise. As working out tears your muscles and that body starts healing your muscles to be stronger and this process leads to muscle pain, usually, joint pain is not seen because of working out.

Feeling fatigued

The feeling of fatigue is also a common symptom. You must keep track of such conditions and see a doctor to best understand your situation.

Mild bleeding

You may observe mild bleeding such as bleeding from the nose or bleeding gums or because of soft brushing. It should not be ignored and you must visit a doctor as soon as possible.

What are the treatments of dengue virus?

doctor holding medicines in hand
doctor holding medicines in hand

There is no particular treatment for curing this virus, but you should keep an eye for symptoms, and if you find any indication in your body than you should see a doctor as soon as possible.

If you are suffering from this disease or any symptom that indicates that you may have this virus then you must take a lot of rest as possible.

And you must drink as much as fluid you can, but you must not drink too much fluid as this may cause very harmful side effects.

You must take care and take proper precautions for treating your fever and maintain a proper diet and sleeping patterns because your brain and body sufficient time to heal yourself.

Ways to keep dengue and diseases away.

Ways to keep dengue and diseases away
info-graphics to deep dengue away

Clean environment

You must keep your surroundings clean and should take care of proper garbage disposal. You must maintain a clean environment inside your home. 

Covering water

If there is any container or any place where water is stored or water-logging occurs than you must take care of it as soon as possible.

First, you must not let ant water to get stored in any unwanted place as this may be suitable for mosquitos and malaria mosquitos to lay eggs and grow in numbers. Than containers or any storage places with clean water must be covered properly as dengue mosquitos lay eggs in clean water too.

Covering drains

If you find any open drainage outlets or any grain open around you then you must immediately cover that open drain as this also is a hotspot of disease-causing dengue mosquitoes and other harmful mosquitos and bacteria.

Eating proper food

It is very important to eat a balanced diet to maintain a balance of all the nutrients, minerals your body needs to stay healthy and fight against any disease. 

And you must be careful while eating food as many insects may get inside your body through your mouth with your food if you are careless while eating your food.

Wear full pants and shirts

You must take care of your choice of dress. If you have a lot of mosquitos around you then you should wear clothes with full sleeves that cover your hands and legs fully so that you are safe from the bites of mosquitos.

Mosquito repellent

You can you mosquito repellent to kill the mosquitos around you. But you must keep in mind that not all mosquito repellent is good for health some fake mosquito repellent may care harm to your health. 

You can even electric mosquito killing bats or machines that kill mosquitos when they come in contact with that electric device and conduct electricity and they are called due to shock.

happy and healthy kids playing in green park
kids playing in park

CONCLUSION

To sum it all up in this blog I have shared in very short and easy words what is dengue virus, how it is caused, what are the treatments, ways of prevention, ways to be safe and other small but important information bout a disease that is common in almost 120 countries all over the world.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.

What are the different types of dengue?

There are four types found and they are all transmuted through mosquito bites. These are designated as DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, DENV-4.

Which type of dengue is most dangerous?

Researches have shown that serotype 2 is the most dangerous type.

Which mosquito causes dengue disease?

This virus is mostly caused because of a mosquito bite and the dengue mosquito is also known as Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes.

How does dengue spreads?

It can spread through different ways but the most common causes of transmission are:-
Mosquito bites
From mother to child
Through infected blood

When was dengue detected in Pakistan?

It was first detected in the year 1982 from serum samples that were collected in 1968 and 1978 Punjab province.

When was dengue detected in India?

In India, dengue-like fever was first reported in Chennai in the year 1780.

Where thus dengue mosquito (Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes) live?

The dengue mosquito lay eggs on still clean water and bite both during day and night time. That is why it is very important to cover clean water containers as well as open drains with dirty water.

What causes dengue?

This disease is caused by mosquito. It is a mosquito-borne disease it is caused by the mosquito named Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

How many deaths occur because of dengue?

It is common in almost 120 countries of the world, and almost 3 billion people leave in places with risk of this virus all over the world.  Almost over 40,000 people die all over the world each year because of this virus. In the year 2019, the number in such cases has shown a significant increase all over the world.

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