Beware of that sting
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
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
Pain behind the eyes
Drowsiness or irritability
Pale, cold and clammy skin
Difficulty in breathing
Antibody titer for Dengue virus types
Complete blood count (CBC) Test
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) test
Avoid densely populated residential areas.
Keep your home and environment hygienic. If your surroundings are clean, there will be no room for the mosquitoes to breed.
Mosquitoes breed at stagnant water places. So do not store water in empty containers. Check for hidden water bodies like manholes, septic tanks, clogged drains, wells.
The areas where still water can collect such as, birdbaths, pet dishes, empty planters, flower pots, cans, etc., should be checked, emptied or changed regularly.
Use mosquito repellents on exposed skin.
Use air conditioning instead of opening windows.
Use mosquito net if sleeping areas are not covered.
Wear long sleeve clothes and long pants when mosquitoes are most active.
Make sure windows and door screens are secure and free of holes.
Seek early consultation, if experienced with symptoms.