One of the most deadly diseases in the world is dengue, which killed already millions in the population all around the world. It is a virus which Aedes (female) mosquitoes spread by biting a person and another until everybody is affected. Dengue is harmful if people are oblivious of what it is capable of, killing people, even children, without mercy. Dengue starts with a fever ranging to 39 to 40° C and lasts for five to seven days. Also, people infected experiences nausea/vomiting, rashes, body aches and extreme head-aches. Sometimes, the fever would go down after 3 days but would recur again.
The latest outbreak of dengue in Singapore is believed to have resulted in more damages than what SARS did in 2003. The out of control rise in dengue incidence has left the government clueless for some time on what else is needed to be done, given all the existing measures they have been relying to, which in fairness succeeded in mitigating the extent of cases in the past years. The new improved per household campaign has 30 million Singaporean dollars for its budget and multi-lateral efforts from foreign and local health agencies.
In fact, it is not only Singapore that is suffering from increased rates of dengue numbers and dengue-related casualties. Indonesia, with the most cases, had 80,837 cases and 1,099 deaths during the whole year of 2005.
During rainy seasons, each place that is touched by rain is in danger of being invaded by the dengue fever causing mosquito. But even during dry seasons, the threat is present, particularly in areas where people stock water in containers because of an irregular water supply.
It begins with sudden onset of high fever and headache accompanied by anorexia, abdominal pain and vomiting. Most dengue infections result in relatively mild sickness, but some can progress to the deadly Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever.
The signs of dengue fever include sudden onset of fever which may last 2 to 7 days, prostration, severe muscle and joint pain, pain behind the eyes, headache, skin rashes, weakness, and nose bleeding when fever starts to subside. The classic dengue rash is a generalized macular popular rash with islands of sparing. A hemorrhagic rash of characteristically bright red pinpoint spots, known as petechiae can happen later during the illness and is associated with thrombocytopenia. Usually, it appears first on the lower limbs and the chest and in some patients; it spreads to cover most of the body.
Dengue fever is making its rounds again not only in the Philippines but in other countries also. Reports have revealed of dengue outbreaks in Argentina, Barbados, Bahamas, Belize, Brazil, Bolivia, Columbia, Cuba, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, French Guadeloupe, Guiana, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Trinidad and Tobago, and Venezuela and along the Gulf Coastal states in the US. If anything, this illness is not only epidemic, but pandemic also.
This fever is a disease caused and spread by the bite of an infected mosquito. Its signs are often times similar to that of flu, however it effects are more detrimental. This viral disease, which is more regular in tropical regions, causes increased vascular permeability that later leads to bleeding diathesis or disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC). DIC is also known as dengue hemorrhagic fever and is really very fatal.
Dengue fever is a disease that features muscular pains and aches, fevers and often is accompanied by a fine petechial or “pin-point” rash. Severe cases of Dengue can progress to Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever where the victim suffers from massive bleeding, frequently from IV sites, rectum and gums. People usually progress to DHF when they have been previously infected by Dengue, earlier in their life.
People with dengue who are not so severe however can even be cured at home; they just require plenty of fluids, nutritious foods and a lot of bed rest. Oral Rehydration Salt which is used on diarrhea cases should be taken also, with enough intakes of fluids. If the fever persisted, it is sensible to ask a physician or bring the patient to the hospital for further medication. If the patient is just suspecting dengue from the fever, physicians can use tests to ascertain the cause of the disease. If it is certainly dengue, then the patient should be given the right medications and treatment at once.
Death can be the effect for other dengue patients because of the Dengue Shock Syndrome. It doesn’t apply on all of the patients, and it can be avoided with good caution and treatment. Everybody should be vigilant when it comes to dengue cases, as the only way to save lives is the right attention and treatment.
A virus can be a serious risk to the world but just like dengue, vigilance can be the answer for its death so people should know what to do before, during and after dengue breakouts.
The tropical regions of our world are very attractive. They have awesome scenery and beaches and the temperature always reminds you of summer. However not everything is filled with sunshine and bright.
The tropics are host to numerous diseases. Malaria is well-known but it is generally found in the middle of the jungle. Closer to home and but not fairly as risky is dengue fever or sometimes called dengue hemorrhagic fever. It is a life threatening disease and begins as a normal fever but it gets worse. The fever lasts for two to seven days. There will be pain in the joints or muscles, or behind the eyes. Skin rashes develop and bleeding can occur in the nose, gums and the skin. Patients experience abdominal soreness and their vomit turns into something colored like coffee and their stool is black and it is definitely not pretty.
Not all mosquitoes broadcast a dengue virus; there have been over 160 opposite class though generally dual means trouble: an Aedes albopictus as well as some more usually, an Aedes aegypti. Only womanlike mosquitoes punch as well as they are active dual hours after morning as well as dual hours before to sunset.
The first sign of dengue is the manifestation of sudden fever together with severe headache, muscle-joint pains and rashes. However, rashes can happen after a few days of fever and when it does, it generally found on the lower limbs and chest. Other symptoms include abdominal pain, vomiting, nausea, gastritis, diarrhea and other viral infection symptoms.
Dengue fever will make your platelet count drop until the temperature is back to regular. Other cases of this kind of fever include bleeding from the nose, eyes, mouth and ear into the gut and some pours out blood from skin pores.
Most of the time, dengue fever is not deadly and treated like a regular fever. Rest, eat healthy food and drink lots of fluids. However, most of the time this works, patients should be carefully monitored. If dengue progresses and the worst signs start to happen then they should be sent to the hospital as soon as possible. Even if the fever goes down after three to five days, keep monitoring. This is really the most dangerous time because they are not out of the woods yet. The signs could suddenly come back together with the vomiting and the bleeding. Proper hospital cure is essential should this happen.