Dengue fever is a common mosquito-borne disease caused by a species of mosquito known as Aedes aegypti, or in some rare cases by the Aedes albopictus mosquito.
According to studies, the disease infects between 300-500 million people worldwide every year and causes symptoms in 100 million people.
The disease is prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions, like the Indian subcontinent, southern China, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Island, the Caribbean, northern parts of Australia, and parts of Africa.
Though the risk of infection exists in more than 120 countries, over 70 percent of the actual burden is in the Asian continent, where it has become a leading cause of hospitalization and death among adults and children.
The cases of dengue have increased drastically across the globe during the past few decades. Since a large number of dengue cases are asymptomatic and self-managed, the actual figures of its cases are believed to be far higher than those reported.
The disease spreads when an Aedes mosquito bites a person with dengue virus in his/her blood and becomes infected and passes it on by biting another person. The disease does not spread from one human to another.
Symptoms of Dengue Fever
Symptoms of dengue usually begin four to six days after infection and may last for up to ten days.
Dengue fever causes a high fever treatment and the victims experience least two of the following symptoms:
- Severe headaches
- Swollen Lymph Nodes
- Muscle Pain
- Sudden, high fever
- Pain behind the eyes
- Severe joint and muscle pain
The symptoms of dengue fever can be mild, moderate, or severe. Mild symptoms are often confused with other illnesses.
Symptoms of severe dengue include dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS), both of which can be life-threatening and require persistent medical assistance.
Individuals with a weakened immune system and those having a history of dengue infection are suspected to be at greater risk of developing severe dengue.
The fever, in its severe form, can cause massive bleeding from gums and nose, a sudden drop in blood pressure (shock) that may result in death.
Dengue Infection Treatment:
Currently, there is no specific medicine or antibiotic available for dengue fever. Carica Papaya leaf extract is being widely used as a natural treatment for the disease in many countries.
If you believe that you may have been suffering from infection, consult with your doctor to be checked for any complications.
The patients of experiencing dengue symptoms are recommended to rest as much as possible and stay hydrated by drinking plenty water or electrolytes-rich fluids.
Painkillers like Tylenol or paracetamol have also been shown to be helpful in lowering fever and easing pain. However, do not use over-the-counter anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) such as ibuprofen and aspirin unless advised by your doctor as they may increase the risk of internal bleeding.
Dengue Prevention with Indoor Spraying
As mentioned earlier, there is no vaccine available for dengue fever, therefore, the only way to protect you from it by preventing bites by infected mosquitoes.
The best way to do so is to reduce population of dengue mosquitos in and around your home by getting rid of places where they can breed and thrive.
Indoor spraying – a procedure that involves spraying a fog of an insecticide inside a facility – is an integral part of dengue prevention efforts. While there are many insecticides known for killing immature and adult Aedes mosquitoes out there, it could be challenging to expose the mosquitoes to the insecticides since they tend to live in small and hidden areas.
Dengue Spray Services in Pakistan
If you are looking for reliable and affordable dengue spray services in Pakistan, look no further than Service Square.
Our technicians will thoroughly inspect your facility to identify the safe havens of mosquitos and the conditions that invite them and develop an individualized treatment plan. They will then fumigate the targeted areas to exterminate all the mosquitoes in your yard.
Besides tackling current infestations, they will also eradiate mosquito larvae to prevent them from breeding and growing as disease-carrying adults.
Our technicians carry out the treatment in strict adherence to standard fumigation procedures to ensure that it doesn’t have any harmful impacts on human health and on the environment.