International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part B (2014)
Effect of Dengue during Pregnancy
Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Symptoms typically begin three to fourteen days after infection. This may include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash. Recovery generally takes less than two to seven days. In a small proportion of cases, the disease develops into the life-threatening dengue hemorrhagic fever, resulting in bleeding, low levels of blood platelets and blood plasma leakage, or into dengue shock syndrome, where dangerously low blood pressure occurs. Dengue is spread by several species of mosquito of the Aedes type, A. Aegypti. The virus has five different types: infection with one type usually gives lifelong immunity to that type, but only short-term immunity to the others. Subsequent infection with a different type increases the risk of severe complications. Recovery generally takes less than two to seven days. There are some risk factors to your growing baby due to dengue virus. Keep the surroundings hygienic and clean any stagnant water around your home. Timely measures for safety will ensure that you and your baby are healthy.
How to cite this article:
K Radhika. Effect of Dengue during Pregnancy. International Journal of Applied Research. 2014; 1(1): 74-75.