The disease has also been termed "break bone" or "dandy fever" because the unusually severe muscle and joint pains can make people assume distorted body positions or exaggerated walking movements in an effort to reduce their pain.
Dengue Fever Causes:
Dengue fever is caused by one of four different but related viruses. It is spread by the bite of mosquitoes, most commonly the mosquito Aedes aegypti, which is found in tropic and subtropic regions.
Dengue Fever Remedies:
It is a fact that there is no cure for dengue fever and therefore it is a much feared fatal illness. However, recently there has been a lot written about papaya leaves that seem to prove itself as a cure to dengue fever.
Dengue Fever Prevention:
* Aerosol and liquid spray has to be applied directly to the adult mosquito for effective killing, e.g. household pesticides.
* Mosquito coil and electric mosquito mat/liquid has to be placed near possible entrance, such as window, for mosquito.
* Wear long sleeved clothes and long trousers when going outdoors. Bodies could be protected from mosquito bite.
* Mosquito bednet could be used when the room is not air conditioned.