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Before the global pandemic Covid-19 set in, we were fighting a different disease – dengue. Spreading fast, dengue had made several thousands of people in the country its prey. With the monsoon soon to hit the country, this season is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes, which in turn are the root causes of the disease.

To fight dengue better and have a healthy life, we need to understand some key points about the disease. This infographic is here to answer all your questions on dengue.

Read on.

The Causative Agent

  • Aedes mosquitoes are responsible for the spread of the disease, especially female Aedes mosquitoes.
  • They are active during the daytime and bite in the morning, late after and/or evenings.
  • They acquire the virus when feeding blood off an infected person.

Symptoms

After the incubation period, symptoms start showing up. Some of the symptoms include –

  • Headache
  • Sudden onset of fever
  • Rash
  • Abnormal bleeding
  • And Muscle and joint pain

How is Dengue Diagnosed?

The diagnosis of dengue involves two important tests –

  • Blood test
  • And serological test

Are There Any Complications?

There are several complications that arise due to the onset of dengue. If you feel any of these, you should immediately consult a doctor.

  • Cold, clammy skin
  • Dry mouth
  • A weak rapid pulse
  • Reduced flow of urine
  • Fast breathing


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