Dengue Virus: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Jay Kakade
Dengue Virus

Dengue Virus

Dengue is fever caused by Aedes Mosquito. There are mainly 4 types of virus spread by Dengue Mosquito called Aedes aegypti mosquito. Each year over 400 million cases of Dengue are seen in different parts of world with most common countries are India, Africa, Mexico, Caribbean, Pacific islands, Asia, China and some northern parts of Australia. The report are estimated by Centre or Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). People who do not diagnose dengue in early stages have brutal symptoms and high risk to ending lives.

Dengue Caused by :

Dengue is caused by Aedes aegypti which causes 4 virus. If a person gets any one of virus then it gets immune to that type of virus for lifetime and most chances of not getting particular virus and symptoms in whole life. But Particular person can get other 3 viruses and show symptoms. Only female Aedes mosquito can spread this virus while male Mosquito live upon fruit juice or plant nectar. As female needs blood to breed their eggs so causes Dengue virus.

Dengue Fever Symptoms :

Upon getting Mosquito bite of Aedes mosquito, to develop fever it usually takes about 5 to 10 days for first time. Many people think this fever as common flu and ignore mild symptoms which causes more fatal conditions in upcoming days. 
Symptoms are :
Mild fever initially
Severe Headaches
Muscle Pain 
Join pain
Skin rashes for initial
Sudden fever after 5 to 6 days.

This are some symptoms upon which people are suggested to blood test as there are more chances to getting infected with virus as you have some of its symptoms.

Symptoms after severe dengue Infection
Vomiting badly
Body pain
Mild bleeding from nostril
Restlessness for days

Diagnosis of Dengue Fever

If person feels some of mild symptoms then he is advised to do blood test from nearby pathology centre. Report can clarify if you are infected with dengue fever or not. Doing test is must for prevention of symptoms. 


Treatment of Dengue Fever

There is no exact medicine to treat dengue virus but keeping and maintaining body health at that period and becoming mentally strong can make you feel better and slowly overcome from virus. In many cases Platelets are decreases than expected which causes illness. Drinking plenty of water or lemon juice or coconut juice  that keeps you hydrated can improve your resistance towards dengue fever. If your situation is little bit of worse in 2 to 3 days of dengue fever then going to hospital is most preferred choice if you don't want to risk your life.

Doctors uses treatment to increase of platelets and resistance power towards dengue fever by ways like medicine , Saline or advising to eat plenty of fruits, Drinking of water. Doctors keep track on our progress like how much patient has drank water and how many litres of patient urinates. Also Doctors check whether symptoms are less or increased. This effective caring makes people better and healthy within week or a two. 

Prevention of Dengue Fever

Dengue is caused by Aedes mosquito. So most common and best way to prevent is to stop mosquito bites . 

Here are some ways :
Using full sleeves for shirt and pants while going outside
Using mosquito repellent creams
Mosquito net at night
Not opening doors or Windows at evening time
Avoiding populated area

Now here is how we can prevent  Mosquito laying eggs :
Empty tanks and flower pots
Do not collect water at one place
Close opening of Tanks
Reducing to accumulate water

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