Beware of dengue

As reported in patients of mosquito-borne illness better known as dengue has risen lately since last few days there are 10 to 12 patients hospitalized at Sanglah General Hospital every day, this information is confirmed by Dr. IGB Ken Wirasandhi from Sanglah Hospital.
Dengue fever is a disease caused by a family of viruses that are transmitted by mosquitoes.
Aedes aegepty

The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Dengue fever includes the 21 symptoms listed below:

* High fever – up to 105 degrees Fahrenheit
* Severe headache
* Retro-orbital pain – pain behind the eye
* Severe joint pains
* Muscle pains
* Muscle aches
* Swollen lymph nodes
* General weakness
* Nausea
* Vomiting
* Rash
* Children get non-typical symptoms
* Fever
* Weakness
* Prostration
* Severe headache
* Pain behind the eyes
* Severe muscle pain
* Slowed heart rate
* Enlarge lymph nodes
* Maculopapular rash

Those who receive medical treatment almost universally recover completely from Dengue. A rare, but highly dangerous, form of the disease is Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever can lead to profuse bleeding necessitating transfusions for more complete information on dengue treatment please click here


  • Avoid outdoor exposure in areas of “high mosquito activity” particularly at dawn and dusk.
  • Sleep under a mosquito net, if there are mosquitoes seen in your sleeping area.
  • Wear long-sleeved clothing when outside in mosquito-ridden areas.
  • Use repellents (available in lotion gel forms) but make sure the repelents are safe for your children