Dengue fever: Symptoms, treatments, and prevention
Dengue Fever is a mosquito borne disease which is very painful and caused by one of the four different dengue viruses, which can also cause yellow fever and West Nile infection. According to a study every year about 390 million people gets infected with the dengue virus attack and out of these 390 million people near about 95 million people get severe illness. To get protected from this disease one should know the signs and symptoms of dengue so that you can avoid this disease.
This virus attack can be found mostly in tropical areas of the world and Asian countries like Bangladesh, Pakistan India. Southern China, Taiwan, and Africa are also areas where most people are infected by this dengue fever.
Signs and Symptoms of Dengue
Symptoms of this fever usually begins after the fourth day of infection and it can be diagnosed by sudden high fever, patient can feel severe headache, pain in joints and muscles, fatigue and skin rashes which is also called dengue rashes. Usually victims of dengue fever don’t take it serious they just believe that they have some flu or other viral infection and they don’t go to doctor for the proper diagnose of the disease.
Diagnosing Dengue Fever
It is difficult to diagnose dengue fever at home depending on the symptoms. It is very important to have a proper checkup by an experienced doctors who can diagnose the dengue infection by a blood test for dengue viruses. If you came back to home after traveling a tropical area and feeling fever or fatigue, you should consult the doctor as soon as possible.
Preventing Dengue Fever
It is very important to adopt the proper prevention method to get affected by the dengue fever instead of looking for the treatment after you get infected. There is no special vaccine to prevent the dengue fever, you can just keep yourself safe from mosquitoes bites specially mosquitoes which are infected. Obviously you can’t check which mosquito is infected and which is not so the only way is to try yourself to make your environment clean and don’t allow water storage around you because dengue fever survives in clean water. You can use insect killer or mosquito trap in your rooms to keep your atmosphere clean from any types of insects including mosquito.