- Jul 06, 2017
Dengue (pronounced daen-gay) is a mosquito-borne viral disease caused by one of the many closely related dengue viruses and are transmitted through mosquitoes.
The dengue fever has grown dangerously around the world in recent decades. Most number of dengue cases are not reported and many cases are misclassified. One recent estimate indicates that on an average there about 390 million dengue infections per year (95% credible interval 284–528 million), of which 96 million (67–136 million) manifest clinically (with any severity of disease).
Global incidence of dengue has drastically upped in the last few years. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), worldwide there are about 390 million cases of dengue. From 2014 to 2015, the dengue cases in India had doubled and Delhi turned out to be the worst hit city with over 1800 cases.
Muscle Pains & Joint Pains
Mosquito repellents are also quite effective.
Avoid wearing dark and tight clothing because mosquitoes are attracted to dark colour.
Keep home, environment and surrounding hygiene
Avoid accumulation of ground water
Cover all containers properly