Things to know about Dengue Fever and Precautions to Follow
Dengue fever is one of the most dangerous diseases and it killed many peoples in recent times. People must aware of this fever and they need to stop spreading through some precautions. Dengue fever is also known as break bone fever. Changing of a season is the major cause of all diseases. Especially at the rainy season in Tamil Nadu bring a plethora of mosquito-borne diseases.
Mosquitoes can carry most dangerous diseases and the deadliest one is dengue fever. Many people lost their lives in dengue even after the several treatments. Around 25000 peoples are dying every year due to dengue fever. It’s time to watch out seriously and we must stop this viral infection that is spread by mosquitoes.
Dengue fever is transmitted by Aedes Mosquitoes. The lifespan of this mosquitoes is about two weeks. The single bite is enough to infect the person with dengue and it is very dangerous. When the mosquito bites the dengue, the virus enters the skin with mosquito’s Saliva and enters WBC (white blood cells). They reproduce at a faster rate and move throughout the body with blood.
There are five types of Dengue virus. First, four of them are referred to as- DENV-1. DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV -4. Only the female mosquito bites to obtain blood to lay eggs and the dengue fever does not spread directly from person to person. From 2014 to 2015, the number of dengue cases doubled in India and Delhi was the worst hit city with more than 1800 cases.
We can identify the dengue fever with some symptoms at first it starts with mild fever and gradually it increases and get severe at one stage and it turn as life threatening too. It shows symptoms in about 4 to 7 days after the infection occurs in the blood. Check out the below early symptoms.
- High-Fever (103-105-degree Fahrenheit)
- Loss of Appetite
- Headache and Fatigue
- Low Blood Pressure
- Flat Red Ashes
- Swollen Lymph Nodes
- Pain in joints, bones and all over the body.
- Difficulty in breathing
- Febrile convulsions
- Drowsiness or irritability
The government has taken several steps about precaution of dengue and how to prevent dengue before it affects human. “Prevention is better than cure”. The government is displaying some important advertisements regarding dengue fever so that people will aware of this deadly virus.
The virus can easily affect small babies. If your baby is suffering from fever suddenly take them to the nearest paediatric hospital in Chennai. There are two tests need to be taken for dengue fever. Confirmatory test and platelet count test. The normal range of platelet count is between 150,000 and 450,000 platelets per microliter of blood and if the count less than 30,000 it should be the medical emergency and the patient must need to admit in the hospital and if the count is less than 10,000 blood transfusion may be needed to save the life. Protect yourself from dengue fever and lead a happy and healthy life.