Beware before It Breed – Stop Dengue

Posted by on Sep 10, 2016 in Swavalamban Blog

Dengue fever, a painful debilitating condition, is caused by the bite of Aedes mosquito infected with dengue virus. 


 

 Dengue Virus

When a mosquito bites someone who is having the dengue virus, then it got infected n hence keeps on transmissing the virus from one person to another through it’s bite.


 

 

 

Dengue does not gets spread from one person to another directly. The incubation period is from 3 to 15 days before initial signs n symptoms begin to appear. 







Symptoms of Dengue include:

 

 

Fever


Headache


Muscle n joint pain


Exhaustion


Abdominal pain


Nausea/ Vomiting 

 

Loss of appetite/ malaise


Pain in eyes


Rash on skin 


Bleeding, Haemorrhage


Circulatory shock









 

 

According to WHO, there are 390 million of Dengue cases have been recorded worldwide, in which around 90 thousand needs immediate medical attention. 






Till today, there has been no specific drug to cure Dengue completely,so the primary focus is on eliminating the breeding areas of mosquitoes, n preventing oneself from the bite of it. 









Measures for Dengue Prevention: 

 

 

The best way to prevent the menace of Dengue is maintaining Cleanliness in n around living areas.

 

 

 

The mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, so be careful about the places/ objects in which water has been collected for long period of time.


Empty flower vase/ vessels, tyres,trash canes.

Clean water storage tanks at regular intervals.

Wear long sleeve clothes, long pants

Use mosquito repellants 


Sleep under mosquito nets 

Do intense fogging in endemic areas

Secure door n windows of ur home. 






So guys, follow cleanliness n hygiene principles n Stop Dengue…







Stay Healthy..!!!









Dr. Pooja Pathak 




Swavalamban Rehab 


 

 

( image credit: newindianexpress.com) 

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