It is with the bite of a female mosquito of the Aedes genus that one can be infected with dengue.
Since it is a mosquito borne disease, mosquitoes dwelling near human habitats particularly bite in the day time.
It is easy to identify these creepy biting creatures with white spotted body and legs.
The dengue epidemic that is seen in India, usually takes place after monsoons, which is the best time for mosquito populace to thrive and increase its populace.
Mainly, dengue cases are seen in the urban and rural regions. If the infection is of serious level, one can suffer from dengue hemorrhagic fever that the similar virus causes and if there is any delay to detect it, a person can even lose his life due to the infection.
The symptoms that one could suffer after being infected with the virus are visible after 4-5 days of having bitten. The evident symptoms are severe headache, pain at the back of eyes, muscle and joint pain, and mild bleeding too at times from nose and gums.
Dengue is also known as break-bone fever since an infected person suffers severe joint pains.
Although, there is no particular treatment available, paracetamol is usually prescribed to treat it.
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