Dengue fever is the swift-spreading mosquito-borne complaint worldwide and is the result of four types of dengue contagions. Dengue cases are also on the rise in metropolises in Pakistan. An estimated 400 million people worldwide are infected with dengue each time, of which 96 million are ill.
Dengue fever is caused by the bite of an Aedes mosquito, which is itself infected with the dengue contagion and transmits the contagion to the bloodstream after the bite. But dengue can’t transmit directly from person to person.
Symptoms of Dengue
Symptoms of dengue generally appear 4 to 6 days after illness and frequently last for 10 days.
These symptoms include sudden high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, severe pain in joints and muscles, fatigue, puking, nausea, itchy skin (which occurs 2 to 5 days after fever) and slight bleeding are notable.
Symptoms are frequently mild and are allowed to be the result of the flu or other viral infection.
In youthful children and people who haven’t been infected with dengue before, the inflexibility of the complaint is milder than in aged children and grown-ups.
But every case can be at threat of serious problems similar as dengue haemorrhagic fever, a complication of high fever, damage to the lymph and blood vessels, bleeding from the nose and epoxies, enlarged liver, and circulatory system failure. Serious symptoms can greatly increase bleeding and increase the threat of death. People with weakened vulnerable immune systems or people who have had dengue for an alternate time or further have an advanced threat of getting dengue haemorrhagic fever.
Opinion and Treatment of Dengue
Doctors can diagnose dengue with a blood test. There’s presently no specific medicine to treat dengue infection and if you suppose you have dengue you can use anodynes like paracetamol but it’s important to avoid aspirin, as it can worsen bleeding. Infected persons should take a rest, drink more water and see a physician, and if the condition worsens in the first 24 hours after the fever subsides, they should go to the hospital incontinently.
Use mosquito repellents to cover yourself, whether outside the home or office. Turn on Air Conditioner, make sure to stop mosquitoes from entering the home through windows and doors, use a mosquito net if don’t have an AC.
Also, to reduce the population of mosquitoes, take measures to stop their breeding. Their origin, similar to old tires, vases, and others doesn’t allow water to accumulate. However, be veritably careful to cover yourself and your family, if someone in the home has dengue.
Need of Dengue Awareness:
It is as important to invent a medicine for the prevention of any disease likewise it is necessary to inform the public about the disease. Pakistan is facing a tough situation related to dengue as the number of patients is increasing every day. This is the time when an awareness campaign should launch to educate the public so that they can take part to eradicate Dengue Mosquitoes. Pakistan Association of Private Medical and Dental Institutions (PAMI) is educating the public through social media and the member colleges of PAMI are conducting seminars and awareness walk so that people can learn more about this disease. Govt of Pakistan also taking part in this campaign and doing great job to reduce the fear of dengue.
Hopefully soon Pakistan will get rid of dengue and a healthy society will grow