By NewsDesk @bactiman63
Through September this year, over 1.3 million dengue fever cases have been reported worldwide. Brazil has seen the most with more than 845,000 cases, which is not unusual as the country routinely report over 1 million, sometime more than 2 million dengue cases annually.
The 60,000-plus cases is more than the 44,500 cases reported in India in 2020.
The states reporting the most cases include Uttar Pradesh (8977), Maharashtra (8302) and Madhya Pradesh with 5690.
India has reported 30 dengue related fatalities year to date.
Dengue is a disease caused by a virus spread through mosquito bites. The disease can take up to 2 weeks to develop with illness generally lasting less than a week.
Health effects from dengue include fever, headache, nausea, vomiting, rash, muscle and joint pain, and minor bleeding.
Dengue can become severe within a few hours. Severe dengue is a medical emergency, usually requiring hospitalization.
In severe cases, health effects can include hemorrhage (uncontrolled bleeding), shock (seriously low blood pressure), organ failure, and death.
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