Pakistan, specially the province of Punjab is severely hit by the Dengue these days and presently over 8,000 patients have been admitted in various hospitals on account of this deadly disease. More than dozen have already succumbed to Dengue. Many of us still do not know what is this disease, what are its symptoms and what precautionary measures can be taken to prevent or control the spread of this disease.
I came across this informative post and am sharing it for the benefit of all of us. Please read the premise and then click at the link given below for details on Dengue. It may be helpful. Pay special attention to its symptoms as highlighted herein under.
Dengue fever is a disease caused by a family of viruses that are transmitted by mosquitoes. It is an acute illness of sudden onset that usually follows a benign course with symptoms such as headache, fever, exhaustion, severe muscle and joint pain, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy), and rash. The presence (the "dengue triad") of fever, rash, and headache (and other pains) is particularly characteristic of dengue. Other signs of dengue fever include bleeding gums, severe pain behind the eyes, and red palms and soles.
For details on Dengue, please read a detailed post at: Medicine.Net.com