It’s National Dengue Day! Sharing some life-saving facts people should know about dengue

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1)  Every year, more than 390 million dengue cases are reported from across the world.
2) According to a report, more than 6 million cases of dengue have been reported between 2006 and 2012 in India.
3) Studies suggest that people of India are 282 times more susceptible of getting dengue than people from other countries.
4) Symptoms of the dengue range from mild to severe and may potentially harm the body.
5) It is highly contagious and no effective treatment exists to treat dengue.
Sharing some life-saving facts people should know about dengue.
One little mosquito bite can take a toll on a person’s health. At times, it can take a deadly turn and cause so much damage to health. It makes us wonder how a small mosquito is capable of destroying health and causing death. Dengue, a mosquito-borne disease, is a life-threatening disease that can cause a serious threat to life. The number of people witnessing dengue is increasing every year and unfortunately, India has superseded many other countries. 
What Are The Causes Of Dengue Fever?
Dengue fever is caused by the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. These mosquitoes are considered as one of the only media of infection transmission. The infection is transmitted through the mosquito bite.
What Are The Symptoms Of Dengue Fever?
The symptoms of dengue fever might vary from person to person and based on the level of severity of the infections. Usually, it takes 5 to 8 days to appear dengue symptoms. Some of the common symptoms it generally includes are-
• Severe headache 
• Eye pain
• Severe joint and muscle pain
• High fever
• Swollen lymph nodes
• Nausea and vomiting
• Body rash
• Small red spots
• Bleeding gums or nose
• Vomiting with blood
• Weak pulse
• Low blood pressure
The dengue symptoms may get worse with time which may cause internal bleeding, shocks, and even death if not treated on time. The symptoms of minor dengue resolve on its own usually after 6 to 7 days. If it takes more than a week, it is called dengue hemorrhagic fever which is more severe and life-threatening and does not resolve without being treated.
Who is at a higher risk of getting dengue fever?
Though, it can affect people anywhere and anytime. But people with weak immunity are at greater chances of getting dengue infection. People, who often travel to areas where mosquito-borne infections and dengue exposure are high, get infected easily than others.
How Is Dengue Fever Diagnosed and Treated?
The dengue blood test is used to detect the presence of the dengue virus. Its treatment is based on the severity of the symptoms. Sometimes adequate rest, a nutritious diet, and a high intake of fluids can help manage minor symptoms. In severe cases, proper treatment is required for faster recovery. 
Can Dengue Be Prevented?
Dengue can be prevented by following effective measures. Listing some tips for the same which needs to be strictly followed.
• Avoid water logging in pots, containers, water coolers, and drains for long. 
• Keep water containers and eating stuff covered and  often clean them regularly to prevent the breeding of mosquitoes
• Keep your surroundings clean.
• Ensure the use of mosquito repellents regularly
• Keep the house mosquito-free. 
• Wear protective clothing, long-sleeved clothes, shoes, and socks.
• Make sure to use mosquito repellents
• Use mosquito nets at home
Dengue is a serious infection that must be treated in time. A little avoidance or ignorance can scare the life out of the sufferer. Get Tested For Dengue through
Stay Informed, Stay Healthy.

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