In a first, Spanish man contracts dengue through sex

The virus is almost always spread by mosquito bites in tropical countries. The man had not visited any high-risk areas, but his partner had been to Cuba. When Madrid officials tested their sperm they found the same strain of dengue

In a first, Spanish man contracts dengue through sexSpanish health authorities confirmed Friday a case of a man spreading dengue through sex, a world-first for a virus which until recently was thought to be transmitted only by mosquitos. The case concerns a 41-year-old man from Madrid who contracted dengue after having sex with his male partner who picked up the virus from a […]

Know about what causes ‘viral infections’ and how to prevent them

While we all love to get drenched in the first rains of the season and enjoy the lovely weather, we must also take due care to remain healthy and keep ourselves safe from the increased prevalence of viral infections these days

Know about what causes ‘viral infections’ and how to prevent themThe number of viruses and the infections they cause is truly increasing. They cause diseases ranging from the common cold, sore throat, skin infections, allergies, diarrhoea to dengue fever and meningitis. What does ‘viral fever’ mean? Diseases caused by viruses ranging from the common cold, flu spread quickly and widely among people when there is […]

What is dengue shock syndrome?

Dengue shock syndrome is one among the stages of dengue hemorrhagic fever, which is a fatal condition, usually occurs in extremes of ages as in young children and in elderly people

What is dengue shock syndrome?Who are more prone to dengue fever? It is believed that people with weak immune system and those who are developing a second dengue infection, are more vulnerable to dengue fever. The severity also depends on multiple reasons such as immunity, recurrent dengue infection, and multiple co morbidities and so on and also who are suffering […]

Mumbai: Dengue affects average three Mumbaikars each day, one casualty per month

Within the jurisdiction of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) at least three cases of confirmed dengue patients are reported each day and 37 cases of suspected dengue are reported daily as per the averages and information provided by the BMC to RTI activist Anil Galgali

Mumbai: Dengue affects average three Mumbaikars each day, one casualty per monthRTI activist Anil Galgali  had sought information about the details of patients afflicted by Dengue in the past 3 years. The BMC’s Public health department provided Galgali with information pertaining to years 2016, 2017 and up to 11th November 2018 a period spanning 35 months. It also provided the information about the confirmed dengue cases […]

You can have dengue without having fever, reveals Indian study

Generally, fever is one of the main common symptoms of dengue. However, doctors at Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) warned in a published case study that a person may be infected with the dengue virus without having any fever

You can have dengue without having fever, reveals Indian studyAccording to a study published in the Journal of The Association of Physicians of India, a 50-year-old man was diagnosed with dengue even though he did not have a fever. Such rare cases can occur in patients who are likely to be old, diabetic, or suffering from other immunity-compromised states. Hence, patients who do not […]

Dengue: A continuing global threat

Dr Mohammed Sakeel, HOD of Emergency and Trauma, Fortis Hospital, Kalyan, shares how to recognise Dengue symptoms, and how to stop the breeding of the mosquitoes in the vicinity

Dengue: A continuing global threatDengue fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by dengue viruses. Each year, worldwide, an estimated 400 million people are infected with dengue virus; about 100 million get progressively sick, and 2.5% of those patients die. It is the fastest growing mosquito-borne infection in the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 40% […]

Indian scientist develop Ayurvedic medicine to cure dengue

Scientists in India have formulated an Ayurvedic drug to cure dengue, it is claimed to be the first in the world, and the medicine is most likely to be available in the market by the next year. Dengue is caused by the aedes aegypti mosquito which breeds in clean water. The symptoms of dengue include high fever, joint pains, headache, nausea, vomiting, dip in blood pressure along with a characteristic skin rash

Indian scientist develop Ayurvedic medicine to cure dengueDengue is emerging as a major health problem in tropical countries and is drawing the attention of government and all health agencies due to its fatality and limitations of treatment in conventional system. Though dengue fever does not last beyond a week, in some cases there is severe drop in the level of platelets which […]

Dengue: Brain-damaged man slips into coma for 30 days, survives

Millions of cases of dengue infection occur worldwide each year. Dengue fever can be one of the most heard-off yet dangerous illnesses these days. A 37-year-old man from Bangalore, recently got a second life after he was successfully treated for brain damage and coma due to dengue

Dengue: Brain-damaged man slips into coma for 30 days, survivesDengue fever is a mosquito-borne disease that occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Mild dengue fever causes a high fever, rash, and muscle and joint pain. A severe form of dengue fever, also called dengue hemorrhagic fever, can cause severe bleeding, a sudden drop in blood pressure (shock) and death. Dengue outbreaks […]