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El Nino Effect And Cases Of Dengue

El Nino Effect And Cases Of Dengue:

Studies show that El Nino effect may have caused the cases of dengue to have increased globally.

  • There has been a ten-fold increase in dengue cases between the years 2000 and 2019, according to an analysis by the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • Dengue is a vector-borne disease caused by dengue virus (DENV).
  • It is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected female Aedes Aegypti mosquito.
  • The mosquito becomes infected when it feeds on the blood of a person infected with the virus.
  • Dengue cannot be spread directly from person to person.
  • It is more common in tropical and subtropical climates.
  • It is mostly in urban and semi-urban areas.
  • Symptoms:- High fever (40°C/104°F) and Severe headache
  • Most cases of dengue fever can be treated at home with pain medicine.