Precautions you must take to prevent dengue

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Aedes aegypti mosquitoes have become popular again with the rains pouring down this season. These mosquitoes are responsible for spreading dengue, which is a severe fever causing a lot of muscle and bone pain. In India each year, 25000 people suffer from this vector-borne disease, and many people die because of dengue. Dengue fever is more dangerous when it is also hemorrhagic, where the blood platelets become very low causing bleeding in the internal organs resulting in circulatory collapse.

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Dengue Free India: Fight Against Dengue

Across the world, 390 million people over the year are affected by Dengue, says the the World Health Organization. With a huge share of victims, India has been a country burdened with both medical and enconomic repercussions of the disease. First epidemic of clinical dengue like illness in India was recorded in Chennai in 1780, The first evidence of occurrence of first virologically proven dengue fever in the country was reported in 1956 from Vellore district in Tamil Nadu, while first epidemic of dengue fever was reported in Kolkata and Eastern coast of India in 1963.

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