is the most important emerging tropical viral disease of humans in the world today. It is estimated that there are between 50 & 100 million cases of dengue fever (DF) and about 5,00,000 cases of Dengue Haemorrhagic fever (DHF) each year which required hospitalization. Over the last 10 – 15 years, DF/DHF has become a leading cause of hospitalization and death among children in the South East Asia Region of WHO, following diarrhoeal diseases and acute respiratory infections. All four dengue virus (Den 1, 2, 3, 4) infections may be asymptomatic or may lead to undifferentiated fever, dengue fever (DF), or dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) with plasma leakage that may lead to hypovolemic shock Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS).
Who is Commonly Affected with Dengue?
Who is Commonly Affected?
- All age groups & both sexes are affected.
- Deaths are more in children during dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) outbreak.
- People living in areas with water scarcity that leads to tendency of water collection in household containers for a long time.