As dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection finding in tropical countries worldwide. It can cause joint pain, nausea, vomiting and a rash; and can cause breathing problems, hemorrhaging and organ failure in severe cases. Dengue is transmitted by the mosquitoes Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, which are found throughout the world. While there is no specific treatment for the illness; medical care to maintain a person’s fluid levels is seen as critical.
The outbreak occuring in the context of a dengue outbreak; the declaration to improve the response to the outbreak by allowing local governments; to draw on a special Quick Response Fund. The vector control measures that have been implementing to the deal with dengue also work for the yellow fever outbreak. Philippines recorded 146,062 cases of dengue from January through July 20 this year, 98% more than the same period in 2018. It said the outbreak caused 622 deaths.
Mosquito borne viral infection
The Philippines’ Department of Health declaring that the country’s outbreak of dengue to be a national epidemic. The Department of Health saying that it was conducting a campaign to focus on finding and destroying mosquito breeding sites, which is a primary means of containing dengue. Other government agencies, local government units, schools, offices and communities will join in the effort.
Dengue (pronounced DENgee) fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses. These viruses are related to the viruses that cause West Nile infection and yellow fever. Most cases occur in tropical areas of the world, with the greatest risk occurring. An estimating 400 million dengue infections occur worldwide each year; with about 96 million resulting in illness.
Best method of prevention
The organization saying Malaysia had registering 62,421 cases through June 29, including 93 deaths, compared to 32,425 cases with 53 deaths for the same period last year. Vietnam over the same period had 81,132 cases with four deaths reporting comparing to 26,201 cases including six deaths in 2018. There are currently no vaccines. The best method of prevention is to avoid mosquito bites. Treatment is possible if diagnosis occurs before the patient develops DSS or DHF.
However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 400 million people are infecting each year. Around 2.5 billion people, or 40 percent of the world’s population, live in areas where there is a risk of dengue transmission. In South Asia, Bangladesh has been facing its worst-ever dengue fever outbreak, putting a severe strain on the country’s already overwhelmed medical system.