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World Health Day 2014: Symptoms of dengue you should know (Gallery)

Dengue remains one of that affects people all over the country. Even cities like Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai has more than its share of dengue cases.

Written by Sameer Jha | Updated : October 23, 2015 3:45 PM IST


Dengue patients may suffer from a headache, especially at the back of their head.

Nausea And Vomitting

Nausea, or a sensation of unease where a patients feels like vomitting is a common dengue symptom.


Sometimes, dengue can even cause rashes which can appear at various places in the body.

What Is Dengue?

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.