Dengue Fever Research Paper

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Mosquitoes are dipteran insects and blood sucking flies pest of man. Mosquitoes are surviving on earth since millions of years. They have always given tough time to men as important carriers of various diseases. People fight globally against mosquitoes and mosquito borne diseases. Mosquitoes differ from the other biting Diptera in having a long slender body, long legs and long needle-shaped mouthparts. The wings sometimes have discernible patterns of scales. Mosquitoes can be very annoying, their bites can produce itchy welts, and the bites of some species are painful to certain individuals. “Quality of life” can be reduced in areas with high numbers of biting mosquitoes. Mosquitoes are also vectors (transmitters) of several viruses that can…show more content…
It is one of the most rapidly rising mosquito transmitted infections in the world and has been identified as a re-emerging disease in Southeast Asia. Dengue has been known in India since 1945 and the classical dengue fever (DF) was mainly associated with febrile illness and joint pains. Dengue fever (DF) and its severe forms, dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS) are mosquito transmitted arboviral diseases belonging to genus Flavivirus, family Flaviviridae. It affects the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The incidence of the disease has increased over the last 50 years (Gubler, 1997) with 2.5 billion people living in areas where dengue is endemic. It affects up to 100 million people each year, with 500,000 cases of dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS) and around 30,000 deaths, mostly amongst children (Guzman and Kouri,…show more content…
According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), symptoms of chikungunya infection include fever, headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, muscle pain, rashes and joint pain. On rare occasions, infection may lead to viral encephalitis and death. Because there is no vaccine or specific treatment available, the best way to avoid chikungunya infection is to minimise the likelihood of contact with an infected

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