Dengue Protection and Cure: Bangladesh Perspective

Dengue Protection and Cure: Bangladesh Perspective

AK Mohiuddin

World University, Plot: 5 – 8, Avenue 6 & Lake Drive Road, Sector: 17/H, Uttara, Dhaka – 1230, Bangladesh

Research Journal of Emergency Medicine

Up to 50-100 million infections are now estimated to occur annually in over 100 endemic countries, putting almost half of the world’s population at risk. Bangladesh is one of the countries that are affected by dengue viruses. Dengue is a viral infection caused by four types of viruses (DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3, DENV-4) belonging to the Flaviviridae family. These mosquitoes thrive in areas with standing water, including puddles, water tanks, containers and old tires. Lack of reliable sanitation and regular garbage collection also contribute to the spread of the mosquitoes. The disease has probably been known since the Chinese described it in 420 AD. Outbreaks are increasing although there is no human-to-human transfer, only mosquito-to-human viral transfer. Africans described “ka dinga pepo” as cramp-like seizure caused by an evil spirit. The Spanish may have changed “dinga” to dengue since it means fastidious or careful in Spanish, which describes the gait of people trying to reduce the pain of walking. With the number of patients rising, hospitals outside Dhaka are facing huge challenges to cope with the pressure, mostly due to lack of diagnosis chemicals, kits and other medical support.

Keywords: Dengue protection; topical essential oils; misconceptions with Dengue; Dengue vaccines; mosquito repellents; neem oil

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