Dengue fever is a viral disease spread by the bite of mosquitoes. These mosquitoes are mostly found in Northeastern Australia, South and Central America, Southeast Asia & Sub-Saharan Africa. Dengue fever starts with a sudden high fever, as high as 104 – 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Victim’s body gets red rashes after the 2-4 days when the dengue fever starts. Dengue victims may have skin sensitivity increased & are very uncomfortable. There is no specific treatment for dengue fever till now. If you have symptoms like dehydration, take maximum fluids. This condition may last for a week or a little more. Although this disease makes you restless & uncomfortable yet dengue fever is not deadly. People should recover fully on the bases of their inner self defense system. Below we are sharing 10 things about the dengue fever which you might not know.
10. The worst 3 to 15 days of your life
One of the worst things about being struck with Dengue is that you will not be able to feel the effects right away. The only thing that you can see as evidence is with the mosquito that took its bite in making itself full and making you a terrible victim. You will not have a hint that you already have Dengue fever not until after three to fifteen days. It can be a terrible waiting game that waits to explode at the time when your body will either react discretely, or experience a dengue shock that can make your body react like being hurt and beaten all over.
9. Mosquitoes that don’t excrete toxic nitrogen is not complete
When humans eat their meals, they need to salivate in order to easily slide their food in the throat and have it digested easier. In mosquitoes, it almost reacts the same way, but instead of just salivating and taking in blood for better digestion, they also excrete toxic nitrogen into the skin. Researchers at The University of Arizona have discovered that without mosquitoes excreting these toxics into the human system, they will not be able to create eggs and have the Dengue virus injected in the bloodstream. They are now studying on ways how this metabolic behavior can be halted.
8. A disease triggered by poor social environment
It has been given of a fact that Dengue fever usually happens in tropical countries where the balance of sun and rain is very abundant. Aside from weather being vital elements with Dengue mosquitoes breeding, nesting, and multiplying, another element that brings out these menacing insects is poor social environment. This is a place in cities and rural areas where there is poor hygiene, where people are not that disciplined in looking after their surroundings, where they keep old tires to act as weight for their roofs, where they do not have sufficient money to address their medical situations.
7. The mean triad
Yes, there is something much more terrifying in the world than the fabled gang called the Chinese Triad. While this group may be causing havoc with the illegal selling of drugs or gang wars everywhere, there is another triad that has impaled thousands and killed hundreds. Fever, rash, and headache are the members of the Dengue triad, which effects can be felt once the victim has acquired the disease with no hints of slowing down, not unless treated with medicine or other cure. Fatigue can be taken care of, with lesser point of concern.
6. Once is not enough
Even though you have already contracted Dengue and has recovered from it, you cannot be too confident as those who have been cured of it will experience it again, once the Dengue mosquito stings the person all over again.
5. A simple formula for global chaos
In about 10 years, people have seen the earth experience strange and unpredictable weather patterns, being attributed to the effects of global warming. This weather phenomenon has caused hail to rain down in the Sahara, or delay the coming of fall and winter. With rains falling down in the most unlikely of places, Dengue has grown to be a pain. A formula has been observed with chaos. Water + Heat + Humidity = Happy Mosquitoes.
4. Beetles, frogs, and spiders are your best friends
With fumigation costing too much and only killing mosquitoes in limited places, nature has its way of balancing this menace of society that takes the toll of human life in quenching its hunger for blood. You may be surprised that nature has deployed frogs, water beetles, and spiders in order to stop mosquitoes from causing too much trouble. Because of this, various environmentalists are encouraging people to protect these creatures as they consume insects for their daily sustenance. After all, it would be better for you to endure having frogs or spiders outside than becoming an unsuspecting meal with hungry daylight mosquitoes.
3. Lotions are the best defense… so far
Even though Dengue fever has been very dangerous for quite a while now, the medical community is still undergoing research and development when it comes to creating vaccines and other medication for curing or lessening the painful effects of Dengue. You may feel icky and sticky all over, but mosquito repellants is one of the best solutions you can use so far. With mosquitoes preying on their targets during the day, there is no way to keep yourself in a net for too long. Just apply it in your skin and you can sense the lotion taking effect as your skin feels hotter, protecting you from those suckers.
2. One nation actually defeated Dengue
With the US still suffering problems with Dengue, the government has pushed its efforts by funding research and other projects to protect communities and save patients from the painful Dengue disease. Believe it or not, there is one nation less bigger than the superpower, revolutionizing medicine, its efforts in educating people, and in controlling Dengue, better than any other country in the world. Cuba has been exceptional in its way of informing its people with Dengue and developing the most effective health system the world has never encountered before. In as little as 50 years, the Dengue cases in Cuba, being a tropical country, has been limited to only a few.
1. Cure comes out in 2012
Even though Dengue fever has been inflicting humanity for as early as the 17th century, where only the effects are realized, without even knowing the name, medicine, science, and technology has been battling it out with this dreaded disease for the longest time. And with the dawn of the new millennium, the science of medicine has discovered a cure that would finally end the agony of the many Dengue patients worldwide. Tetravalent has been manufactured by Sanofi, and is on the process of being approved for marketing and distribution. While you can be all excited, this will come out in 2012.