Dengue is a Vector-borne disease which has been a cause for concern in India and therefore on May 16th the Ministry of Health observes National Dengue Day and shares information about the disease and how to prevent it. Also Read - Cyclone Nivar: Chennai Airport Cancels 26 Flights Due to Heavy Rain, Airlines Issue Alerts
The main cause of the disease is the Aedes mosquitoes, they spread the disease when the mosquito bites a person. Also Read - COVID-19 Vaccine Maybe Here by April 2020 But Some Things Are Never Going be 'Normal' Again
The symptoms vary from high fever, nausea, joint pain, headaches. The symptoms start showing about 5-6 days after being infected by the mosquito. You may also experience a rash, some bleeding, fatigue, vomiting etc.
People who have a lower immune system tend to have a higher chance of catching the disease.
Since there is no definite cure for dengue its difficult to cure it. While being diagnosed the doctor will give assistance and make a recovery plan telling you what to do according to how severe the disease is. If the symptoms become severe within 24 hours, its best to visit the doctor.
The doctor will tell you to take rest and have a lot of fluids if diagnosed with Dengue. Since there is no definite treatment for Dengue the best prevention is to avoid being bitten by mosquitos, avoid any open potholes with stagnant water, wear a layer of mosquito repellent and avoid any kind of mosquito breeding ground.