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Dengue -- Here's why you should protect yourself from mosquito bites

Published by Bhavyajyoti Chilukoti |Published : April 8, 2015 6:17 PM IST

Dengue is a vector-borne disease which is spread through a mosquito bite. Characterized by severe flu-like symptoms such as high-grade fever accompanied by nausea, severe headache, skin rash or joint pain. The warning signs are usually observed after 3- 7 days after being infected with the parasite. Diagnosis of dengue is based on the symptoms experienced which is followed by a blood test. Some of the common yet lethal forms of dengue disease are dengue haemorrhagic fever, dengue shock syndrome and dengue hepatitis.

In case of severe dengue, it is important to maintain fluid and electrolyte balance in the body along with medications. And the only way to prevent this disease is to avoid getting bitten by mosquitoes. Here are few tips to prevent mosquitoes from entering your house. Watch this video for detailed information on dengue, its symptoms, diagnostic tests, treatment options and precautionary measures.

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