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What is the Ebola Virus?

Ebola virus disease is a serious, often fatal disease. It was first discovered in 1976 when there were two outbreaks – one in Sudan and the other in Congo, at the same time. People may contract Ebola through contact with bodily fluids of wild animals and the virus is then transmitted from person to person. […]

How to Prevent Spread of Ebola Virus

While the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa rages on, news have also started popping up of patients being diagnosed with Ebola in other countries. Mostly it is people who have traveled from West Africa, but a nurse in Dallas was also infected while treating an Ebola patient. There is no licensed treatment for Ebola […]

What is the Ebola Virus?

Ebola virus disease is a serious, often fatal disease. It was first discovered in 1976 when there were two outbreaks – one in Sudan and the other in Congo, at the same time.  People may contract Ebola through contact with bodily fluids of wild animals and the virus is then transmitted from person to person. […]

Facts, Causes and Symptoms of Ebola Virus

The Ebola virus is striking fear into many hearts because of its high mortality rate and no licensed cure as yet. Given below is everything you need to know about Ebola virus to be able to carry out an intelligent conversation about it. Ebola Virus: Facts The first Ebola virus outbreak was in 1976. This […]

How can Dengue fever treated at home?

Most dengue fever patients can be cured at home. Patients should take proper rest, eat nutritious diet and drink plenty of fluids. Oral rehydration salt should also be given to dengue fever patients. Intake of sufficient water is also important because it will prevent dengue fever from progressing into dengue hemorrhagic fever where loss of […]

Dengue fever prevention tips

Ades aegypti mosquito is a major cause of dengue fever. Aedes albopictus is also involve in the spread of dengue virus but it is rarely found. Stagnant water is a favorite breeding site for these mosquitos. So, the first prevention tip in case of dengue fever is to remove such water collection from a place […]

Stages of dengue fever

Stages of dengue proceeds into dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. In case of simple dengue fever, dengue virus invades the body due to which patient suffer from sever muscle pains and high fever.

Why it is necessary to keep a check on platelet count?

Dengue fever which is caused by the bite of mosquitos needs proper dengue fever treatment otherwise dengue fever is fatal to health in any form. First of all, in case of dengue fever a patient must keep platelet count check every day. This measure helps to indicate the severity of dengue. Mosquito is a carrier of […]

What are the symptoms of dengue fever?

Symptoms of dengue fever usually appear after 5 -7 days after the bite of mosquito. The dengue fever symptoms last for a week. If proper treatment of dengue fever is not taken, the symptoms can be more severe. Symptoms of dengue fever are:

What are the causes of dengue fever?

Four types of dengue virus can cause dengue fever. These dengue viruses are spread by mosquito Aedes aegypti and rarely spread by Aedes albopictus mosquito. Aedes aegypti mosquito sprang up in Africa. Now this mosquito is found in tropical areas of the world especially in areas which are densely populated.

How dengue spreads?

Dengue spreads when an infected Aedes Aegypti mosquito bites a healthy person. This mosquito gets the dengue fever virus by biting an infected person. The symptoms of dengue fever appear in 5 to 7 days after the bite of mosquito. There is not a single way to tell that a mosquito carries dengue virus.

What is dengue hemorrhagic fever?

Dengue hemorrhagic fever is a severe infection and severe form of dengue spread by some species of mosquitoes Aedes aegypti. Alternative names of dengue hemorrhagic fever are Singapore hemorrhagic fever, Thai hemorrhagic fever, Philippine hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome.

What is dengue fever?

Dengue fever also known as breakbone fever and it is caused by dengue virus. Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne infection. There are four different types of dengue virus that causes dengue fever. Dengue can be mild to severe. Dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome are severe forms of dengue.

What is dengue virus?

Dengue virus or dengue fever virus comes from a Virus family ‘Flaviviridae.  It is transmitted to people by a bite of mosquitos Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti. Dengue virus structure shows that since these mosquitoes need warm climate so dengue is found in tropics. Dengue virus is transmitted when a mosquito of genus Aedes bite […]

How are heart diseases diagnosed?

Diagnosis of heart disease starts by taking the cardiac history of the patient about heart disease. Risk factors for heart disease are necessary to be evaluated that will ultimately confirm the symptoms of heart disease. Healthcare provider suggests certain tests to confirm heart disease. Basic tests for the diagnosis of heart disease are electrocardiogram (ECG) […]