Dengue fever is caused by a virus , carried and transmitted by mosquito. With the start of the monsoon in India , Dengue fever is reported in large numbers.

What is dengue fever?

Dengue fever is caused by dengue virus (DENV-, 1 to 4 serotypes). The virus does not spread from person to person directly. It is carried and transmitted by a mosquito of genus Aedes (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus).

How does dengue fever spread ?

When the Aedes mosquito bites an infected dengue fever person, it carries the virus in it. When it bites another person, it transmits the virus and dengue fever gets spread.

What are the symptoms of Dengue fever ?

Dengue fever includes fever, a high fever ranging upto 105F (40C) , headache with pain at the back of eyes, pain in joints (Arthralgia), pain in joints (Arthritis) , skin rash covering most of the body, sometimes bleeding from the nose and/or gums.

What is the role of Homeopathy?

Early detection based on proper details from the patient helps a lot in recognition of dengue fever. Homeopathic doctor takes into consideration the details of the appearance of dengue fever which is important to stop the progress followed by cure from dengue fever.

Homeopathy plays a vital role in stopping the spread of virus by the philosophy of Homeoprophylaxis by which homeopathic medicines are selected to act as preventive medicine in non-infected people as well as for people who has the history of dengue fever.

What are the measures to be taken to stop the spread of Dengue virus?

  • The primary step towards prevention of spread of dengue virus is to avoid mosquito bites and the best way to reduce mosquitoes is to eliminate the places where mosquitoes breed(lays eggs). Some of those breeding places are water containers, drainage blockages, open ditches, standing water, rubber objects etc.
  • The mosquitoes bite during the day time or when the lights are on. Extra care should be taken to prevent from mosquito bites by wearing long sleeves and pants, windows and doors need to be put up with screens, nettings for the bed , mosquitoe repellants etc.
  • Most important measure which needs to be educated is to take extra precautions in preventing mosquitoes from biting a family member who is a patient and then going on to bite others in the household.

Always remember, the virus doesn’t spread from person to person, it is the mosquitoe which acts as a carried and transmits virus by biting.