In the coming day’s news about a patient suffering from dengue is being seen. Many people are affected by dengue fever. Diseases are spread in the rainy season a lot especially mosquito-borne diseases. The number of patients suffering from dengue seems to be increasing in many parts of India. Due to dengue infection, the number of platelets in the body starts decreasing and it has a very bad effect on the body. Therefore, whenever you get a fever in this season, you must get tested for dengue along with corona. Apart from fever, there is also a problem of headache and muscles and joints pain when infected with dengue. Apart from this, symptoms like pain in the back of the eyes, weakness, loss of appetite, pain in the throat, etc.
The fever caused by dengue is mostly similar to the common viral fever. That’s why most people ignore it as a viral infection when they get a fever and don’t go for a checkup. In this case, it can also be very harmful. Therefore, it is very important to be aware of dengue and its symptoms.
How is dengue infection caused?
Dengue fever is spread through mosquito bites. In mosquitoes, the female Aedes aegypti mosquito works to spread this disease. Although all mosquitoes look the same, it is a special type of mosquito that has cheetah-like stripes on its body. Their bite time is also different from other mosquitoes. They mostly bite in the morning. Diseases such as dengue, malaria, and chikungunya spread the most, especially during the rainy season. Their effect remains after the rainy days i.e. from July to October.
Is dengue a contagious disease?
Dengue is considered a contagious disease but it does not spread through person-to-person contact. Viruses from dengue are present in large quantities in the body of a dengue-infected person. So much is known to all that when mosquitoes bite, they suck blood, similarly when dengue mosquito i.e. female Aedes Aegyptus bites a dengue infected person, it sucks his blood. And when the same female mosquito bites on the body of a person of good health, then the blood of the infected person comes into contact with the blood of a healthy person. In this way, when there is contact with blood, the dengue virus enters the body and infects the other person. But dengue is not caused by coming in contact with someone, sitting together, or coughing sneezing. It is transmitted indirectly from person to person.
Mosquitoes that spread dengue
Dengue fever is caused by four types of viruses that are spread by mosquitoes. Species of Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus are responsible for spreading these four types of virus.
Awareness is necessary to avoid mosquitoes
Dangerous disease like dengue is more in those places where the area is not clean and the number of mosquitoes is very high. It may be that the number of dengue patients there will be less, but if the number of mosquitoes increases, then the chances of increasing the number of patients will be more. Therefore, you must join the awareness campaign by the government so that you can get more and more information related to it.