, October 23, 2012 at 08:27am
The death of 80-year-old legendary Bollywood director Yash Chopra from dengue has once again highlighted that the vector disease is not only a poor man's illness. All income classes are vulnerable. Dengue can be fatal, particularly for children and the elderly who are low on immunity, K.K. Chaudhary, health officer, East Delhi Municipal Corporation, told IANS. Experts say dengue fever usually starts within a week of the infection. Symptoms include high fever, headache, pain behind the eyes, pain in the joints and muscles, nausea and vomiting, and rashes on the skin. It can happen to anyone. It is a dangerous disease and needs to be diagnosed and treated early, said A.K. Bansal, health officer, North Delhi Municipal Corporation.