(Pronounced as Dhen Gey). Dengue Fever What you need to know…. Dr Gautam. Alternative Names. Onyong- Nyang Fever West Nile Fever Break Bone Fever Dengue like Disease. Dengue Fever is an illness caused by infection with a virus transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.
What you need to know…
Dengue Fever is an illness caused by infection with a virus transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito.
One distinct physical feature – black and white stripes on its body and legs.
Life cycle of the Aedes Mosquito
Mosquito bites and sucks blood containing the virus from an infected person.
And passes the virus to healthy people when it bites them.
Virus is carried in its body.
Highly prevalent now
Prevalent from centuries
this is classical presentation in 90% cases
This is the ordinary classical
Non dangerous form!
for dangerous form
There is no vaccine available as yet
Prevent breeding of Mosquitoes-- control
Prevent Mosquito bites
Spread the dengue prevention message to others…Let your family, friends and neighbours know about the dangersof breeding Mosquitoes!!
How to prevent mosquito spread?
Change water in vases on alternate days.
Do not litter. Rubbish such as cups and bottles can collect rain water and breed mosquitoes.
Turn over all pails and water storage containers.
can do to help…
Remove ALL sources of stagnant water.
Deny the Aedes mosquito of any chance to breed.
Using sprays indoors and at possible breeding places