Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection causing a severe flu-like illness and looks like normal fever at first. Dengue is also known as backbone fever as muscle and joint pains happen in the affected person.
Dengue symptoms typically start to show from 3 days to 2 weeks of the infection which typically high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a skin rash.
The Dengue fever virus is primarily transmitted by Aedes Agypti mosquito. Though typically this type of mosquitos bite during early morning and evening but they actually can bite anytime. An infection can be acquired via a single bite, so it is better to take precaution accordingly.
Once infected, the humans become the main carriers and multipliers of the virus. As un affected mosquitoes then might get affected from the person and keep spreading the virus.
The incidence of dengue has increased lot over the last 50 years. Up to 50-500 million infections are now estimated to occur annually in over 100 endemic countries and 10,000 to 20,000 people die. This virus is putting almost half of the world’s population at risk each year.