Until there is a vaccine for dengue, it’s best to prevent and take precautions
Chikungunya was the disease to fear last year, and dengue is expected to have an even greater impact this year, according to various agencies.
Dengue is a self-limiting viral disease, more specifically a type of viral hemorrhagic (can induce bleeding) fever.
Dengue fever is caused by dengue virus, the most common mosquito-borne disease in our country. It is important to distinguish dengue fever from other viral fevers as there might be severe implications.
During heavy monsoon, dengue rises drastically because Aedes mosquito breeding goes up. These mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, commonly found in flower pots, bottles, air conditioners, refrigerators. Dengue mosquitoes usually bite during daytime.
What are the symptoms of dengue?
How can dengue be prevented?
Unfortunately, no vaccines exist for dengue. Prevention and precaution is better than medication.
A new test, Dengue ns-1 Ag test, can detect dengue at the early stages but it is not widely availability yet.
How can you tell if your dengue is getting worse?
If any of these symptoms manifest, immediate medical attention should be provided.
How can you combat dengue?