Dengue Fever - Summary for 4th/5th(Final)Year Level

Dengue Fever - Summary for 4th/5th(Final)Year Level

Dr M. Tauseef Omer,
FCPS Resident,Dept of Paeds. Medicine,
Mayo Hospital , Lhe.



The article is covered in the following headings:

Spread of Dengue Virus
Classification of Dengue Fever
Immunity against Dengue Virus
Misconcepts
Preventive Measures against Dengue
Presention of Dengue Fever
Counselling



DENGUE VIRUS & Its SPREAD BY MOSQUITOES:
Dengue fever is a viral infection caused by dengue virus which has four serotypes said to be serotype 1, 2, 3 and 4. In Pakistan the most common serotypes involved are 2 and 3.
The vector of dengue fever is aedes aegypti mosquito but in Pakistan it has been seen that in 50 percent of the cases aedes albopticus mosquito is also involved. Only the female mosquitoes of these before mentioned types are responsible for spread of dengue virus as they lay eggs and need proteins for that purpose and they get that protein from the blood of human beings. Male mosquitoes don’t bite and so are not involved in the spread.
These mosquitoes have a life cycle of total of 2 weeks out of which first week is for the maturation of mosquito and the second week is..................Follow here to author's page.

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