Thursday, 10 November 2011

Dangers of Dengue

by S.Eswara rao

The campaign will come running to nearly a thousand volunteers and health of all households in areas where the number of dengue cases. Manual controls are the homes in the nesting sites and habitats of mosquitoes carrying dengue determined. The reasoning behind this campaign is that individual households, a specific prevention measures as effective as global politics in the past. People and tourists have been diagnosed with dengue fever, there is no need to use an insect repellent to prevent its spread.
The recent outbreak of dengue fever in Singapore, is believed to cause more damage than SARS did in 2003. Let the uncontrollable increase in dengue incidence, the government for some time have no idea what to do, taking into account all existing measures, reaffirmed their faith in reason has been a success in the number of cases, reduction last year. The new campaign to improve the homes of 30 million Singapore dollars for the budget and multilateral efforts of local and international health.
In fact, not only in Singapore, undergoes a greater proportion of the incidence of dengue fever and loss. Indonesia, with the majority of cases, 80 cases of 837 and 1099 deaths in 2005. Malaysia had 32 950 cases and 83 deaths. Philippines, with 21 537 cases and 280 deaths, is the only record for the year 2005. The increase in the number of cases in Singapore is the highest in Asia, the cancellation of activities in a hospital bed for patients with dengue fever.
Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue fever are acute febrile diseases caused by mosquito bites in transmitting Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the group. The term "dengue" is a Spanish attempt the Swahili word "ki Denga pepo", meaning "cramp-like seizure caused by an evil spirit." The first outbreak is believed to be careful in the Caribbean has been attributed in 1827-1828. Dengue virus belongs to the genus Flavivirus of the family Flaviviridae.
Deadly infectious disease characterized by recurrent fever, headache, rash and muscle pain occurs. The result is a clear bright red petechiae, usually occurs in the lower extremities in the first, and then the chest. However, in some cases, severity of the rash to spread in the body of a patient. Other symptoms such as gastritis, abdominal pain, diarrhea, nausea and vomiting can also be seen. A typical dengue fever lasts about 6-7 days. The fever is still before the end of climax.
If a patient suffering from dengue in the blood platelets, an additional risk to health. As of now there is no commercially available vaccine flavivirus. Pediatric vaccine against dengue initiative (LVDP) was launched in 2003 is still a lot of researchers have come to a vaccine against the virus, to fight the causes of dengue fever. Current measures taken to treat people against dengue are mainly supportive measures single cause. Fluid intake or supplemental intravenous fluid is prescribed to prevent dehydration. In the worst cases, the platelet count is incredibly low, the blood of last resort.
But as the saying goes, prevention is always better than cure. This is especially true in the absence of a specific treatment, as in the case of the deadly dengue fever. Basic preventive measure is the distance from the centers where mosquitoes thrive. This not only deny the existence of dengue mosquitoes, but also affects those who are carriers of malaria. Individual efforts, community and government to play together, to measure the effectiveness of these basic protections. Residual spraying in public areas, cleaning of clogged drains in the community and support each household free of breeding sites is the most practical measure to protect the community against dengue. Prevention personnel, how the use of mosquito nets, use of resources, the exposed skin with mosquito nets and avoiding endemic areas. Other authorities may also become innovative measures, such as Singapore began.


  1. its a pleasure reading all these informative things.
    Janine Keane