Dengue (pronounced DENgee) Fever, is an infection with flu-like symptoms is spread through mosquito bites. The rising number of these diseases can be attributed to many factors.
For the past ten years, the number of dengue cases has gradually increased in India. Dengue is driven by complex interactions among host, vector and virus that are influenced by climatic factors. In the present study, we focused on the extrinsic incubation period (EIP) and its variability in different climatic zones of India. The EIP was calculated by using daily and monthly mean temperatures for the states of Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Kerala. Among the studied states, a faster/low EIP in Kerala (8–15 days at 30.8 and 23.4 °C) and a generally slower/high EIP in Punjab (5.6–96.5 days at 35 and 0 °C) were simulated with daily temperatures. EIPs were calculated for different seasons, and Kerala showed the lowest EIP during the monsoon period. In addition, a significant association between dengue cases and precipitation was also observed. The results suggest that temperature is important in virus development in different climatic regions and may be useful in understanding spatio-temporal variations in dengue risk. Climate-based disease forecasting models in India should be refined and tailored for different climatic zones, instead of use of a standard model.
An estimated 390 million dengue infections occur worldwide each year, with about 96 million resulting in illness. The various dengue symptoms includes high fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, rash, and pain in the joints, eyes, and muscles. The disease has been termed ‘breakbone fever’ or ‘daddy fever as it causes severe muscle and joint pains.
Sometimes, symptoms are mild and can be mistaken for those of the flu or another viral infection. Dengue symptoms in child and people who have never had the infection before tend to have milder cases than older children and adults. However, serious problems can develop. These include dengue hemorrhagic fever, a rare complication characterized by high fever, damage to lymph and blood vessels, bleeding from the nose and gums, enlargement of the liver, and failure of the circulatory system. The symptoms may progress to massive bleeding, shock, and death. The symptoms of dengue hemorrhagic fever can trigger dengue shock syndrome (DSS). Dengue shock syndrome is fatal which can lead to excessive bleeding and even death.
There is no specific medicine to treat Dengue infection; use of some pain relievers could worsen the bleeding. Battling the disease with the right products, such as that of Goodknight, would help in preventing and ensuring that your family’s health is safe and sound.
Preventive Measures Against Dengue
The first step towards protection is not letting the dengue virus in your body, this can be done by safeguarding yourself and your family against the bite of Aedes mosquito that spreads the disease.
Apply a personal repellent like Goodknight Fabric Roll-On, just 4 dots of the on your clothes for 8 hours protection from mosquitoes outdoors. Ensure your family’s safety indoors with the Goodknight Activ+ System, use it even in the daytime as dengue mosquitoes mostly prefer to bite in the mornings and late afternoon.
Let’s put our best foot forward in the fight against dengue.
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