August to October is the time period when the risk of getting infected with dengu is high, for the “female Aedes mosquito” causing the disease is highly active in that time frame.
The World Health Organisation says, "Dengue is a viral infection transmitted by the bite of an infected female Aedes mosquito. There are four distinct serotypes of the dengue virus (DEN 1, DEN 2, DEN 3 and DEN 4). The symptoms of the illness only appear 3–14 days after the mosquito bite and not immediately. Dengue fever is a flu-like illness that affects infants, young children and adults alike."
The most common symptoms include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains and skin rash. Doctors can diagnose the symptoms through a blood test. However there is no prescribed treatment for dengu because it is caused by virus.
It is generally recommended that the patients should resort to full bed rests and consume lot of fluids.
With Dengu menace around the world, many people have become victims of the same including the on- screen mega star, Vidhya Balan who has reportedly shown positive results for dengu fever on Saturday
Since there are no vaccines to prevent the dengu fever, people are keen on adopting the home remedies to cure and prevent dengu.
Here are the ways to get away from the virus-