Dengue Fever Symptoms and Causes :
Dengue (pronounced as Dengue) is a mosquito-borne disease, commonly referred to as break-bone fever, that causes high fever, rashes, and severe joint pain. Dengue fever is a disease caused by a family of viruses communicated by Aedes mosquitoes. As per the World Health Organization, every year 5,00,000 suffers from Dengue fever. The fever is a very painful, enervating mosquito-borne illness caused by one of any four types of dengue viruses such as Dengue virus 1-4 or DENV 1-4. These viruses are associated with the virus that leads to West Nile infection and yellow fever.
The virus spreads from an infected mosquito to a human. A mosquito bites an individual who is infected with the dengue virus, and the virus is spread when the mosquito bites another person. It can’t be transmitted from one person to another person. There is a possibility to suffer from dengue fever more than once.
If the person suffers from dengue again, the second infection is subjected to be higher risk. After the person recuperates from dengue fever, they have immunity to the type of virus that made them unwell — but not to the other three dengue fever virus category. It is very likely to get all four dengue viruses in your life span.
Dengue symptoms range from mild to severe and usually onsets 4 to 7 days after the mosquito bite. Here are a few symptoms of Dengue fever:
- High fever – Sudden
- Severe headache
- Pain beneath the eyes
- Muscle and joint pain
- Rashes on the skin (generally appears after 2 or 5 days after the inception of fever
- Vomiting and nausea
- Swollen lymph node
- Difficulty in breathing
- Blood in the urine or stool
Dengue fever symptoms may progress to extreme bleeding, shock, and ultimately death, known as Dengue Shock Syndrome. Though effective treatment is conceivable if a medical diagnosis is made at an early stage. If you or anyone in the family has these symptoms of dengue, consult our team of health care experts at the Bansal Global Hospital. Otherwise, it can get serious which comprises of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever or Dengue Shock Syndrome.
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