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Rainy Season and Dengue Fever

Dengue fever, an Aedes mosquito-borne viral disease, severe dengue can occur in both adults and children and is life-threatening. Children are especially at risk. Early detection and proper medical care lower fatality rates below 1 per cent, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Severe dengue initially presents with the common symptoms of dengue fever such as fever, intense headache, aches and pains, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, skin rashes and leukopenia (reduction in white blood cells). A positive tourniquet test is also a sign of dengue fever.

After several days, usually 3-7 days after the onset of symptoms, the patient may display the warning signs of severe dengue. These warning signs typically accompany a decrease in temperature (below 38 deg C) and include:

Severe abdominal pain

Rapid breathing

Persistent vomiting

Blood in vomit

Fluid accumulation in the body

Mucosal (gums and nose) bleeding

Liver enlargement

Rapid decrease in platelet count

Lethargy, restlessness

Dengue fever is brought by mosquito as everybody must care about mosquito-bite at home or anywhere. In the rainy season, the mosquito breeding rate is increased than the summer as they could be born everywhere there is any water. However, you clean your environment that could not create for mosquito breeding. If you find any symptoms of dengue fever at home, please suddenly take him or her to the hospital.

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