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10 Interesting Facts About Dengue Fever

Monsoon brings freshness and some of the deadly diseases too. Dengue is a viral borne disease caused by the bite of  an Aegypti mosquito. It is also known as “break-bone fever”. The Tropical areas such as Assam (a highest ranked city with 3693 dengue cases) are most susceptible to this disease. “WHO” has reported the Count of 2.5 billion world’s population at a risk of dengue fever.
Carrier: Aedes aegypti mosquito, found in tropical areas.
Virus Name: Dengue virus.
Breeding zone: Tropical areas.
Transmission: The bite of Aegypti mosquito is the transmission mode of dengue fever in humans.

Facts about Dengue Fever

Dengue fever may turn fatal, if not diagnosed at the right time. The maximum dengue cases are discovered in the Asian countries. Let us englighten ourselves with some surprising and interesting dengue fever facts:

1. Initial symptoms of dengue are exactly like any other regular flu

Dengue initially causes flu-like symptoms. The true symptoms occur after the incubation period of 5 to 10 days after the bite from an Aedes aegypti mosquito.

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                                    Use face masks to avoid infections

2. There is no medicine for treating dengue

Proper rest and regular hydration are the only recommended ways to deal with dengue fever.

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                                                 Proper rest is the best medicine

 

3. Dengue vaccine? Yes, it exists!

There is a vaccine named “Sanofi Pasteur” developed by a multinational pharma company to fight with dengue antigens.

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                                                      Vaccination for dengue.

 

4. Dengue is a vector-borne disease

It is transmitted by the bite of “Aedes aegypti” mosquito. These mosquitoes breed in the daytime.

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                                 Aedes aegypti mosquito – Dengue virus carrier.

5. Aedes aegypti mosquito has a specific breeding environment

The dengue mosquito breeds in tropical areas because of high moisture content in the air.

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                                   Tropical area – Breeding zone for mosquitoes

6. Dengue is not contagious

Neither by touching nor by sitting beside, it is only transmitted by the bite of infected Aedes aegypti.

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                                                     Aedes aegypti bite

 

7. Severe dengue can be fatal

If symptoms are not detected in time, dengue fever can even lead to death.

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                                          Fatigueness in dengue fever

 

8. Overweight people attract more mosquitoes

The major reason for mosquito attraction is carbon dioxide and overweighted people exhale a plenty of it.

overweight

 

9. The normal platelet count in humans ranges between 150,000- 350,000

To avoid diseases like Anaemia, it is important to maintain the normal platelet count. It helps you to recover fast from injuries.

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                          Normal Platelet Count in Human

 

10. Coconut water is one of the best sources to keep yourself hydrated during dengue

During dengue fever, your body loses a lot of vitamins and minerals, Coconut Water is the best source to refill it.

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                            Tender coconut – Best source of hydration

To raise your energy & immunity levels, try to add as much fruits and juices in your daily diet. This will help you increase nutrients and fibres in your body. Right medication, proper rest and a healthy diet make way for faster recovery.

Also read, Home Remedies To Maintain Platelet Count During Dengue Fever

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