India’s cases on the rise
Dengue cases in different parts of India, including West Bengal, Delhi, Kerala, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka. West Bengal is logging the most cases, with roughly 850 of them being reported on a daily basis.

Why is dengue spreading?
Dengue is spread by the female Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquito species, and the cases accelerate due to heavy downpour and waterlogging, which help the mosquitoes to breed.

Symptoms of dengue
High fever, headaches, rashes, joint/muscle pain, low platelets, nausea and vomitting are some of the typical symptoms of dengue. The symptoms usually las for 2-7 days, after which most patients recover.

Extreme cases
In extreme cases, an individual may experience internal bleeding, sudden fever, cold chills, bleeding under the skin and significant drop in blood pressure. These patients mostly need to be admitted to hospitals.

Separating dengue from Covid
High fever, body aches, headaches and most other symptoms of dengue are similar to those of Covid-19. However, if you have mild fever and severe throat problems, chances are that you have contracted Covid-19.

Prevention of dengue can be done by not letting accumulation of clean water so that the mosquitoes do not breed. Apart from this, you can use mosquito repellants, wear full clothes and use a mesh on windows to prevent it.

Taking care of a dengue patient
Dengue is vector-borne, meaning that you can go near the patient. While there is no actual treatment on the disease itself, medicines are used to relieve the patients of the symptoms instead. The infection usually subsides in a week.