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Dengue Fever

Caused by virus flavi virus.

  • There will be sudden onset, fever for 3-5 days severe headache, musles pain.
  • joint pain, pain in the eyes, digestive problems.
  • In haemorrhagic disease, there will be bleeding nose, gum, hypovolemia and abnormal blood clotting properties.
  • Transmitted by a mosquito Aedesaegypti.

Prevention :

  • Eliminating mosquito by net, protective clothing, repellants and avoiding stagnation of water.
  • Treatment is only supportive.
  • Aspirin should not be used because it may cause bleeding in the stomach.
  • The haemorrhagic cases has to be hospitalised.
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