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National Dengue Day 2023: When, Why, What It Means, How to Treat It, and How to Prevent It

Every year on May 16, it is commemorated in India with the intention of spreading awareness of the viral illness. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare started the campaign to talk about the government's goals and tactics to stop the spread of dengue. One of the four closely related dengue viruses is the primary cause of the illness. When a person is bitten by an Aedes mosquito carrying the dengue virus, a fever is acquired. On National Dengue Day, people are urged to practice preventative steps to lessen the spread of the infection.
In India, dengue incidence often increase during and after monsoon season. To commemorate National Dengue Day, the Health Ministry plans a variety of activities at various levels around the nation.
Cause
The dengue virus (DENV) is the cause of dengue fever, a viral illness that is acquired by the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito. Nearly 4 billion people live in areas where dengue fever is prevalent, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, making it a serious public health risk. It is crucial for people to comprehend the effects of the illness and the steps they must take to stop its spread since dengue is still endemic to more than 100 nations.
Symptoms
extreme fever
bad headaches
Nausea
Muscle and joint discomfort
A skin rash
These are a few of the signs and symptoms of the illness, which usually appears six days after infection. People who have weakened immune systems are more susceptible to dengue. After the fever has subsided, signs of severe dengue might start to show up within the first 24 to 48 hours and can include nausea, vomiting, bleeding gums, nose, or stools, exhaustion, and restlessness.
Prevention
To deter mosquitoes, keep your surroundings clean and apply insect repellent lotions, sprays, patches, or electronic vaporizers. Do not saunter over grassy areas at night. Don't forget to shut your house's doors and windows. Avoid standing water in your vicinity to stop mosquitoes from breeding. Avoid having stagnant water build up.
Exercise often and have a healthy, balanced diet to strengthen your immune system. Eat a diet high in vitamins and minerals.

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