- 16 May 2019
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National Dengue Day, May 16, 2019
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease which is extremely painful and even life-threatening. Dengue is caused by dengue virus (DENV, 1–4 serotypes). Dengue is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito infected with any of the four dengue viruses.
Dengue spreads through Aedes aegypti (Yellow fever mosquito) which bites during daylight hours. A person usually develops symptoms after 3-14 days of the infective bite. Aedes mosquitoes can transmit the infection to others, even from the dengue virus-infected patients within 4-5 days of onset of symptoms.
Recent stats say that dengue cases in India have been increased In the past few years. In order to increase awareness about the life-threatening condition, National Dengue Day is observed on May 16 every year.
Dengue prevention and control mostly depends on effective preventive measures which include
- Change the water from coolers and other small containers at least once a week.
- Cover water storage containers with a lid that can’t be emptied.
- Use Aerosol during day time to avoid the bites of mosquitoes.
- During the rainy season (transmission season) everyone should wear clothes that cover your arms and legs.
- Use mosquito nets or mosquito repellents while sleeping.
- Personal protecting like window nets, cleaning drainage surrounding your primitives, mosquito coils and vaporizers can also be used to prevent mosquito bites.
- Patient with Dengue should prevent mosquito bites which can spread the disease faster than usual.
Strictly follow these tips to prevent effecting from dengue. If you notice any of the symptoms mentioned above, please contact a doctor immediately. We, at Sunshine Hospitals as a part of social responsibility, we strive hard to educate people and create awareness about dengue.