Be­ware of that sting

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - PUNJAB/U'KHAND -

Dengue is a vi­ral in­fec­tion spread by the bite of the aedes ae­gypti mos­quito. It is not com­mu­ni­ca­ble: it does not spread di­rectly from per­son to per­son. The dengue fever lasts for seven to 10 days.

Sud­den high fever Se­vere headache Swollen lymph glands Se­vere joints and mus­cle pain

Skin rash (ap­pear be­tween two to five days af­ter the ini­tial fever)

Mild to se­vere nau­sea Mild to se­vere vom­it­ing

Mild bleed­ing from nose and gums. Bruis­ing on skin Febrile con­vul­sions Pain be­hind the eyes Drowsi­ness or ir­ri­tabil­ity

Pale, cold and clammy skin Dif­fi­culty in breath­ing

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