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How to Control Dengue Virus

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Dengue is a mosquito-borne infection has become a major concern for international public health. More than 100 countries are now affected by Dengue virus around the world, predominantly in urban and semi-urban areas. Dengue fever, a potentially lethal syndrome, was first discovered in the late 50s. Today it has affected most Asian countries and has become a leading cause of hospitalization and death among children in the region. Dengue fever is a flu-like illness spread by the bite of an infected female mosquito.

A reaction usually appears 3 to 4 days after the start of the fever. The illness can stay up to 10 days, but complete recovery may take almost a month. Most dengue infections are resulting in relatively mild illness, but some can progress to dengue hemorrhagic fever. With dengue fever, the blood vessels start to leak and cause bleeding from the nose, mouth, and gums. Without prompt treatment, the blood vessels can collapse, causing shock-dengue syndrome. Dengue hemorrhagic fever is fatal in about 5 percent of cases, mostly among children and young adults. There is no specific treatment for dengue. Persons affected with dengue fever should drink plenty of fluids and take rest. In order to control bleeding some patients need transfusions.

Symptoms

  • High fever up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Severe headache and body pain.

  • Itching and red spots.
  • Bleeding from nose and teeth.
  • Severe pain behind the eyes.
  • Pain of muscles and joints.
  • Nausea.
  • Vomiting.
  • Loss of appetite.

Prevention and control

At present, the only way of preventing and controlling dengue virus transmission is to combat the vector mosquitoes.

  • Dengue mosquitoes are water-borne insect.  Properly cover the pots having water e.g. bath buckets and drums etc.
  • Fumigation is necessary at all places to avoid spread of Dengue mosquitoes.
  • Use of insecticides such as coil mats and sprays etc are necessary.
  • People who generally sleep in an open air must use mosquito nets with their beds to prevent mosquito bites.
  • Dengue mosquitoes attacks are common between 6 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 10 pm.
  • Dengue mosquitoes do not bite in darkness.
  • Dengue mosquitoes are born in clean stagnant water.
  • Patients should use Paracetamol and avoid using Dispirin.

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12 Comments to How to Control Dengue Virus

  1. Kamran Haider

    Thank you bro, I got more information about this lethal virus through your article. As you are aware Pakistan, at the moment, is in the grip of Dengue Virus and it is spreading rapidly. There is need to provide more and more information to general public to make them aware as how to take precautionary measures to protect from this virus.

  2. Ibadat Khan

    Thanks for such a nice article creating awareness about the effects of dengue virus. In a country like Pakistan this fatal virus is causing a serious threat to the entire nation as how to control this fatal virus. Steps are being taken but the our government seems to have failed in controlling this killer virus!!

  3. Good job! A bundle of thanks for such an informative article. May Allah save us all from this incredibly dangerous being.

  4. Dear Sir,
    Its good really fantastic , it works to control the fever by dengue mosquitos in semi urban areas.
    Thanks for good suggestion.

  5. arooj aftab

    The only method to control dengue causing mosquitoes to eliminate them. Only sanitation of not only inside the house but outside of the house. Remove and dump old used tyres, empty used plastic bottles, cover water containers and tanks, stop the leakage of water, rinse out standing water especially after rain or washing floor and twice spray inside the room especially behind the curtains,or not above 2 feet on walls of living rooms, wear full sleves shirts and apply mosphells. only by destroying their breeding sites we can prevent from dengue

  6. Gamini Abeyratne

    Most important thing is eliminating mosquito breeding places.destroy or proper disposal of tins & cans,pots & pans. Change attitudes, encourage public & finally legal action.

  7. chitra mani

    thank you sir, enga mom ku high fever, so i wl search it,enga amma ku dengue vara venam nu god ta pray pannikonga

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