Dengue Fever: The cases of Dengue Fever have increased very rapidly in the recent past. A large number of dengue patients have been found in many states of the country so far. Many dengue patients have been reported from the country’s capital Delhi to Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, and other states. This disease is spread by the bite of mosquitoes. Generally, dengue larvae thrive in such places including clean water accumulated after rain, coolers of the house, and other such places. Dengue virus circulates in the blood in our body when the female Aedes mosquito bites and starts affecting our body.
Symptoms of this fever appear within about 5 days after the bite of a female Aedes mosquito. Along with this, the time to develop this disease in the body can be from 3 days to 10 days. Dengue mosquitoes bite only during the day.
These are the types of dengue fever
1. Classical Dengue Fever (CDF) – Simple dengue fever can last for 5 to 7 days for the patient. After this, the patient gets cured with medicines only. According to the news of Dainik Bhaskar, in most cases, only simple dengue fever is found in the patients. The following are the symptoms of this fever:
– Fever with chills.
– Pain in joints, muscles, headache. Mum
– Feeling very weak, loss of appetite, nausea.
Pain in the back of the eyes.
Feeling of slight pain in the throat.
Rashes on some parts of the body.
2. Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) – A variant of this fever is also hemorrhagic fever. In this, some other symptoms are also seen along with the symptoms of simple dengue fever. This can be detected by taking a blood test. Dengue hemorrhagic fever may be present if the following symptoms are observed.
Blood in defecation or vomit.
– Bleeding from nose and gums.
Dark blue-black marks on the skin.
3. Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS) – Apart from the symptoms of dengue hemorrhagic fever in dengue shock syndrome fever, some symptoms like ‘shock’ condition are also seen. Doctors should be contacted immediately on these symptoms. Of these three symptoms of dengue, DHF and DSS are more dangerous. If the following symptoms are seen then it may be dengue shock syndrome.
Cooling of the skin even if there is a high fever.
– Continuous restlessness of the patient.
– The patient becomes unconscious gradually.
These tests are done to identify dengue
1. NS1 – If the symptoms of dengue are seen in the patient, then it is considered right to do this test within 5 days. If this test is done after more than five days, then the results of this test can also come wrong.
2. ELISA test – This test of dengue is considered more reliable. Generally, the result of dengue in this test is almost hundred percent correct. There are two types of ELISA tests which are called IgM and IgG. It is appropriate to do an IgM test within 3 to 5 days when symptoms of dengue are seen, while IgG is considered more correct to be done within 5 to 10 days.