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Showing posts with label dengue fever. Show all posts

What are dengue fever symptoms and signs?

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After being bitten by a mosquito carrying the virus, the incubation period ranges from three to 15 (usually five to eight) days before the signs and symptoms of dengue appear in stages. Dengue starts with chills, headache, pain upon moving the eyes, and low backache. Painful aching in the legs and joints occurs during the first hours of illness. The temperature rises quickly as high as 104 F (40 C), with relatively low heart rate (bradycardia) and low blood pressure (hypotension). The eyes become reddened. A flushing or pale pink rash comes over the face and then disappears. The glands (lymph nodes) in the neck and groin are often swollen.

How can dengue fever be prevented?

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The transmission of the virus to mosquitoes must be interrupted to prevent the illness. To this end, patients are kept under mosquito netting until the second bout of fever is over and they are no longer contagious.

The prevention of dengue requires control or eradication of the mosquitoes carrying the virus that causes dengue. In nations plagued by dengue fever, people are urged to empty stagnant water from old tires, trash cans, and flower pots. Governmental initiatives to decrease mosquitoes also help to keep the disease in check but have been poorly effective.

Keeping Your Child Health

Maintaining the health of children is of special concern to mothers, especially at the turn of the season which is generally accompanied by a host of diseases. When the change of seasons occurs, the body's extra hard to adapt to changing weather of the dry season to rainy season. Original air-dry heat, suddenly becomes cold-damp. This condition, causing discomfort, also makes the body susceptible to disease. Generally, the rainy season begins transition uneven. This causes some areas are still dusty and hot valve.

Guava Leaf and DHF

Talking about the guava juice was no progress has been staggering. If it is made from fruit juice, it's not something strange. However, there is research that is being developed in the use of guava as dengue fever prevention is the manufacturing of juice from the leaf material. whether the juice from the guava leaves can prevent DHF?

Signs of Dengue Fever

Basically signs of dengue fever is start with fever within 6 to 7days after a person has been bitten by an infected mosquito. Then, the temperature drops rapidly and intense sweating takes place. After about a day with normal temperature and a feeling of well-being, the temperature rises abruptly again. Rashes (small red bumps) show up on the arms, legs and the entire body simultaneously along with fever. However, rashes rarely occur on the face. The palms of the hands and soles of the feet may be swollen and bright red. that's the early signs of dengue fever.

Dengue Fever Fact

Dengue fever fact was first recorded between 1779 and 1780 simultaneously in Asia, Africa and North America, reflecting at least 200 years old worldwide distribution occupied. According to latest studies are dengue Virus originated in Africa, where the word "dengue" "Bone Crusher" means and refers to the arising strong limb pain. Today, over 2.5 billion people in risk areas of the tropics and subtropics. The WHO estimated 50-100 million illnesses annually, of which 250, 500,000, the heavier course-form, dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF), make up. Although the 4 serotypes worldwide have spread rapidly to dominate in certain regions or certain subtypes of the Mixtures. 

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