Dengue refers to a tropical disease caused by four different types of virus. It is usually transmitted by mosquitoes and the common symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains and skin rash. There is no vaccine for dengue and the only way to reduce infections is to improve hygiene levels so as to prevent mosquito-bites and prevent mosquitoes from breeding. It’s particularly difficult to create a vaccine because it’s caused by different viruses and there are no animal models available for testing. The disease kills over five thousand Indians every year and is a seasonal threat, particularly during the monsoon seasons.


Tips to keep common monsoon diseases at bay
- Pavitra Sampath
June 17, 2014 at 03:22pm
Here are the diseases that are most likely to affect you this monsoon and tips to keep them at bay.

World Health Day 2014: Dengue fever – treatment and prevention
- Nirmalya Dutta
April 08, 2014 at 02:55pm
The dangerous thing about dengue is there are no specific antiviral drugs for the ailment and it’s only the symptoms that can be treated.

World Health Day 2014: 7 complications of dengue that you ought to know
- Debjani Arora
April 07, 2014 at 05:47pm
Dengue fever can lead to several serious complications and it's important you know about them.

World Health Day 2014 Quiz: Do you know enough about dengue?
- Shraddha Rupavate
April 07, 2014 at 01:50pm
Take this short quiz and test your knowledge about the deadly dengue disease.

6 facts you should know about vector-borne diseases
- Sameer Jha
April 07, 2014 at 09:59am
Every year more than 1 million people die due to vector-borne diseases.

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World Health Day 2014: Dengue fever diagnosis — factors, tests and cost
- Shraddha Rupavate
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World Health Day 2014: Symptoms of dengue you should know (Gallery)
- Sameer Jha
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- Pavitra Sampath
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Here are 10 practical tips to keep dengue at bay.

World Health Day 2014: Preventing Vector-borne diseases – ‘Small bite, big threat’
- Editorial Team
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‘Dengue fever symptoms include high-grade fever, severe headache and pain behind the eyes’
- Pavitra Sampath
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