Dengue Fever Essay & Paragraph

Dengue fever is currently a cause of global concern. Statistics show that every year 400 million people are infected with dengue fever and 40,000 die. That is why students in the schools are often asked to write essays and paragraphs on the causes of dengue fever and how to prevent it. Here is, as examples, we shared a bunch of essays and paragraphs about dengue fever, its symptoms, and the ways to prevent it.

Dengue Fever Paragraph class 10
To stop dengue fever, Aedes mosquito breeding must be prevented.

By: Haque; For class 9-10/SSC; 13-02-’22

Introduction: Dengue fever has recently become a matter of concern in Bangladesh as many people have died of this fever. Dengue fever is also called Breakbone Fever, or Dandy Fever. It is an acute, infectious, and mosquito-borne hemorrhagic fever. Besides fever, the disease is characterized by extreme pain in and stiffness of the joints. Dengue is caused by a virus and may occur in any part of the world where the carrier mosquitoes breed.

Areas of Prevalence: The potentially fatal fever is prevalent in parts of Asia, South and Central America, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and other nearby islands.

How It Spreads: The carrier of the fever in most endemic areas is the yellow-fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. The Asian tiger mosquito, A. albopictus, is another prominent carrier of the virus. A mosquito becomes infected only if it bites an infected individual during the first three days of the victim’s illness. It then requires 8 to 11 days to incubate the virus before the disease can be transmitted to another individual. Thereafter, the mosquito remains infected for life. The virus is injected into the skin of the victim through the saliva of the mosquito. The spread of dengue is especially unpredictable because there are four serotypes of the dengue virus. Infection with one type gives lifetime immunity from reinfection with that type of dengue. However, it does not prevent an individual from being infected by the other three types.

Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment: The symptoms are sudden onset, moderately high fever, excruciating joint pains, intense pain behind the eyes, the second rise in temperature after a brief remission, and particularly the type of rash and reduction in neutrophilic white blood cells. Dengue fever has no specific therapy. Therefore attention is given to relieving the symptoms. Temporary preventive measures must be taken to segregate suspected as well as diagnosed cases during their first three days of illness and by using mosquito screens and repellents to keep mosquitoes from biting more people.

Conclusion: Considering the hazard of this disease, it is necessary to control the spread of dengue fever. This requires the destruction of mosquitoes and their breeding places.

Dengue Fever Paragraph
Dengue is a viral fever spread by the Aedes mosquito.
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Dengue Fever Paragraph, 300 Words

By: Haque, Words: 150; For class 11-12/HSC

  • What kind of disease is dengue?
  • Which areas of the world are most vulnerable to dengue infection?
  • What are the common symptoms of dengue fever?
  • Who are at high risk of dengue fever?
  • What is the way to prevent dengue?

Dengue is a painful, debilitating mosquito-borne disease, borne by Aedes mosquito. Tropical areas, like Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Southern China, Taiwan, the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean, Mexico, Africa, Central and South America are the most vulnerable areas of the world where Dengue Fever is likely to occur. When someone is infected with dengue, he may not notice it immediately, since the symptoms usually start to appear after four to six days. Symptoms may include sudden high fever, severe headache, pain behind the eyes, severe joint and muscle pain, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, skin rash and mild bleeding. These symptoms can take a dangerous turn towards bleeding and death. People with weakened immune systems are at higher risk of contracting dengue fever. It damages the lymph and blood vessels, causes internal bleeding resulting in black vomiting, lowers platelets in the blood, and impairs digestion. Surprisingly, till today, there is no specific treatment for Dengue infection. Doctors generally suggest the infected people to take rest and drink plenty of fluids. If the situation worsens, the patient must be hospitalized. One of the effective ways to prevent Dengue Fever is to prevent bites by infected mosquitoes. We should keep in mind that currently there is no vaccine to prevent the disease for the general population from contracting it. The best way to lessen the risk of Dengue infection is to reduce the production of Aedes mosquito. We can do that by taking effective measures such as keeping our living places and neighborhoods clean. However, it is interesting to know that Aedes mosquito requires just one teaspoon of water to lay its eggs and for the larvae to fully develop into an adult mosquito. This means that Aedes mosquitoes can breed wherever little standing water is available. So, we must also get rid of clogged and accumulated water so that Aedes mosquitoes cannot breed.

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Dengue Fever Paragraph, 250 Words

By: Haque; For class 9-10/SSC; 13-02-’22

Dengue fever is also called breackbone fever, or dandy fever. It is an acute, infectious, and mosquito-borne hemorrhagic fever. Besides fever, the disease is characterized by extreme pain and stiffness of the joints. Dengue is caused by a virus and may occur in any part of the world where the carrier mosquitoes breed. The carrier of the fever in most endemic areas is the yellow-fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. The Asian tiger mosquito, A. albopictus, is another prominent carrier of the virus. A mosquito becomes infected only if it bites an infected individual during the first three days of the victim’s illness. It then requires 8 to 11 days to incubate the virus before the disease can be transmitted to another individual. Thereafter, the mosquito remains infected for life. The virus is injected into the skin of the victim through the saliva of the mosquito. The spread of dengue is especially unpredictable because there are four serotypes of the dengue virus. Infection with one type gives lifetime immunity from reinfection with that type of dengue. However, it does not prevent an individual from being infected by the other three types. Dengue fever has no specific therapy. Therefore, attention is given on relieving the symptoms. Temporary preventive measures must be taken to segregate suspected as well as diagnosed cases during their first three days of illness and by using mosquito screens and repellents to keep mosquitoes from biting more people.

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Dengue Fever Paragraph, 150 Words

By: Haque; For class 7-8/JSC; 13-02-’22

  • What is dengue fever, how is it spread?
  • In which season dengue fever spreads at a high rate?
  • What are the symptoms of dengue fever?
  • Where do Aedes mosquitoes lay their eggs?
  • What are the ways to prevent Aedes mosquito and dengue fever?

Dengue fever is a viral fever that is spread by the Aedes mosquito. This Aedes mosquito is a big and terrible mosquito. In addition to dengue, the mosquito also carries the Chikungunya virus. During the monsoon season, dengue and chikungunya spread on a large scale in densely populated cities like Dhaka. A person with dengue fever feels severe pain in his muscles and bones. His body temperature can rise to 104 to 105 ° F. She feels nauseous. Three to four days after the onset of fever, a rash appears on the body. Since no specific antidote for this fever has yet been invented, we need to think about prevention. The Aedes mosquito lays its eggs in stagnant water stored in pots, vases, coconut shells, broken plastic containers, etc. So we can prevent these mosquitoes by destroying the things that can hold water and keeping the yard, drain and environment clean and tidy.

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