Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is a mosquito-borne infection that can lead to a severe flu-like illness. The Aedes aegypti mosquito is the main vector that transmits the viruses that cause dengue. The viruses are passed on to humans through the bites of an infective female Aedes mosquito, which mainly acquires the virus while feeding on the blood of an infected person. . Today it affects Asian and Latin American countries and has become a leading cause of hospitalization and death among children and adults in these regions. Symptoms vary depending on the severity of the disease, it can be divided in to Mild dengue fever, Dengue hemorrhagic fever and Dengue shock syndrome on the basis of severity of the patient classification of the dengue will be considered. Treatment will fall in so many classified areas accordingly their severity first comes Preventing dehydration, Painkillers, such as Tylenol or paracetamol and Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin or ibuprofen, are not advised, as they can increase the risk of internal bleeding. Prevention can be done by Clothing Reduce the amount of skin exposed by wearing long pants, Mosquito repellents, Mosquito traps and nets, Door and window screens.
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Chetan S. Patali, Susheel Kumar V. Ronad, Suvarna S. Pinnapati. Dengue Deadly Fever in Indian Context. Int. J. of Advances in Nur. Management. 2018; 6(2): 162-168. doi: 10.5958/2454-2652.2018.00038.0