Question: When Did Dengue Come To India?

Can dengue happen twice?

Yes, dengue can strike you again and again.

You can get infected with dengue not once, twice but multiple times, with each subsequent infection being deadlier than the ones before..

What are the signs of recovery from dengue?

Some of the common symptoms of viral dengue fever include high fever, headache, body aches, weakness, joint pain, loss of appetite, cold and cough, nausea, vomiting and skin rashes and nose bleeding. Most patients suffering from dengue fever recover within two weeks.

Where is dengue most common?

The disease is common in many popular tourist destinations in the Caribbean (including Puerto Rico), Central and South America, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. In the United States, local cases and limited spread of dengue does occur periodically in some states with hot, humid climates and Aedes mosquitoes.

How does dengue spread in India?

It is highly contagious and spreads from one person to another through mosquito bites. It is widespread in tropical and sub-tropical regions. It is a very common disease in India since last two decades. Dengue can affect everybody, irrespective of their age and gender.

WHO report on dengue in India?

The number of dengue cases reported to WHO increased over 8 fold over the last two decades, from 505,430 cases in 2000, to over 2.4 million in 2010, and 4.2 million in 2019. Reported deaths between the year 2000 and 2015 increased from 960 to 4032.

Is there a vaccine for dengue?

A vaccine to prevent dengue (Dengvaxia®) is licensed and available in some countries for people ages 9-45 years old. The World Health Organization recommends that the vaccine only be given to persons with confirmed prior dengue virus infection.

How many times can you get dengue?

Dengue is caused by one of any of four related viruses: Dengue virus 1, 2, 3, and 4. For this reason, a person can be infected with a dengue virus as many as four times in his or her lifetime.

What is the best treatment for dengue fever?

There is no specific medicine to treat dengue infection. If you think you may have dengue fever, you should use pain relievers with acetaminophen and avoid medicines with aspirin, which could worsen bleeding. You should also rest, drink plenty of fluids, and see your doctor.

Is Dengue common in India?

India has confirmed Dengue cases with cases reported from across the country. Dengue is endemic in India. Transmission occurs year-round in southern areas and from April through November in northern states.

When did dengue fever start?

Dengue originated in monkeys and spilled over into humans as long as 800 years ago. It was restricted to Africa and Southeast Asia until the mid-20th century. The dengue viruses in viremic individuals and their Aedes aegypti mosquito vectors spread throughout tropical Southeast Asia via maritime shipments.

In which season does dengue spread?

The peak of the dengue epidemic period is around June to August during the rainy season. It is believed that climate is an important factor for dengue transmission.

Is Dengue transmitted by kissing?

Dengue fever is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with a dengue virus. The mosquito becomes infected when it bites a person with dengue virus in their blood. It can’t be spread directly from one person to another person.