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TAKING A HOLISTIC APPROACH TO DENGUE

Why in news?

  • Tetravalent vaccine has been discovered to treat dengue.
  • This offers 80% protection to children vaccinated between 4-16 years.

More about Dengue

  • Dengue is essentially a tropical disease that occurs in the countries around the Equator, hot weather and intermittent rainfall favour the sustenance of Aedes aegypti the vector transmitting the dengue virus and Aedes albopictus, a minor contributor

Prevalence of Dengue

  1. Countries do not have adequate health professionals to treat infections of dengue
  2. Most of the cases of dengue are underreported to avoid panic amoung common public.
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Medication

  • WHO and the Indian government, provided guidelines for complementary medicines like Nilavembu kudineer (a Siddha medicine) and papaya leaf extract are rampant among the people.
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