International Journal of Academic Research and Development

International Journal of Academic Research and Development


International Journal of Academic Research and Development
International Journal of Academic Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 4 (2017)

Dengue: A monsoon threat


R Arivuchudar

Dengue, the most threatening disease spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, hosting dengue virus, peaks during the months of September and October. The bite of such mosquitoes initiates with the symptoms of flu and slowly progresses to a possibly deadly disease, dengue. In recent times during monsoon the occurrence of dengue has reached its heights in urban and semi-urban areas across the world. The treatment for dengue is not specific but the experts are of view that the fatalness can be reduced by early detection and appropriate therapeutic measures on time. The widespread education, about the causes, proper control measures to be taken and the role of diet will help prevent the spread of dengue to a great extent. The vaccination for dengue with the vaccine, Dengvaxia has been done by the National Regulatory Authorities in the endemic areas for the vulnerable age group of 9-45 years. (WHO, April, 2017). This article is prepared with the motive of creating awareness and saving lives from dengue as we are just ahead of the favorable season.
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How to cite this article:
R Arivuchudar. Dengue: A monsoon threat. International Journal of Academic Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 4, 2017, Pages 341-343
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