Dengue Fever

 Yesterday, 45 fresh cases of dengue were reported in Delhi, India. The number of dengue patients shot up to 661. There are 11 cases in which the infection has been contracted from outside the city. The capital has seen two dengue deaths so far.

This indicates a lack of preventive measures by the civic agencies, and now peoples are challaned as mosquito breeding was detected on their premises!

Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses (DENV-1, -2, -3, and -4). Infection with one serotype of DENV provides immunity to that serotype for life, but provides no long-term immunity to other serotypes. Thus, a person can be infected as many as four times, once with each serotype. 

Dengue viruses are transmitted from person to person by Aedes mosquitoes (most often Aedes aegypti) in the domestic environment. 

Epidemics have occurred periodically in the Western Hemisphere for more than 200 years. In the past 30 years, dengue transmission and the frequency of dengue epidemics have increased greatly in most tropical countries like India, Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam, etc.

Read further on Dengue fever - prevention, treatment and homeopathic medicines.

With warm regards,

Dr. Anil Singhal, MD (Homeo)