Beware of dengue haemorrhagic fever in monsoon

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Dengue haemorrhagic fever is a mosquito-borne illness that occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. The severe form of dengue fever, also called dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), can cause serious bleeding, a sudden drop in blood pressure (shock) and death.
DHF is most common in Southeast Asia including Myanmar, the western Pacific islands, Latin America and Africa. The best ways to prevent infection are to avoid being bitten by mosquitoes and to take steps to reduce the mosquito population.
Infection with dengue viruses is transmitted through the bite of infective female Aedes spp. Aedes aegypti, the principal vector, is a small black-and-white, highly domesticated mosquito that prefers to lay its eggs in artificial water containers commonly found in urban areas of the tropics.
Hence, it is necessary to clean water storage in containers found in and around the public houses, buildings and offices, such as flower vases, old automobile tyres, buckets and other junk items collecting rainwater. It is because Aedes very prefer to lay eggs in clean water. After a period of incubation lasting three to 14 days, the person may experience an acute onset of fever accompanied by a variety of non-specific signs and symptoms.
Parents and families of the children suffering from DHF will embrace unhappiness and frets, with high costs for treatment as well as nutritious foods. Families need to arrange necessary medical treatment for the DHF patient children in time. If they are late to give medical treatment, the patient children will face severe suffering. Accidentally, the disease may bring contamination among the family members. Hence, it is necessary to cut the chain of infection in time.
If one child suffers from DHF, the patient needs to take care of medical treatment for the child. Family members need to inform relevant health officials about the sufferings of DHF in time. It is necessary to spray the home and environs for disinfection of the disease as much as possible. In classrooms, teachers need to send back the patient students to home for taking a rest and treatment.

Health is wealth not only for children but for adults. At present, healthcare facilities of the Ministry of Health are ready to provide medical treatment to patients. Hence, all the people should make utmost efforts to the prevention of DHF for their children and families so as to build a healthy society in Myanmar.

Health is wealth not only for children but for adults. At present, healthcare facilities of the Ministry of Health are ready to provide medical treatment to patients. Hence, all the people should make utmost efforts to the prevention of DHF for their children and families so as to build a healthy society in Myanmar.

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