The 35-year-old Hindi film actor has been released from the hospital after contracting and recovering from the mosquito borne viral disease, dengue fever, according to Digital Spy. Nikhil Dwivedi reportedly contracted the virus while promoting new film Tamanchey.

Nikhil Dwivedi/Image/Video Screen Shot
Nikhil Dwivedi/Image/Video Screen Shot

After being hospitalized with the debilitating disease, Dwivedi said, “ill health is a teacher” and look forward to getting busy again.

In 2013, fellow Indian actors Vir Das and Ranveer Singh both contracted and recovered from dengue fever.

Dengue is a mosquito-borne, potentially fatal disease that affects between 50 and 100 million people in tropical and subtropical regions every year, causing fever and muscle and joint aches. In recent years there have been increased amounts of epidemics in many parts of the world. There are four types of dengue virus: DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3 and DEN-4.

People get the dengue virus from the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. It is not contagious from person to person.

According to the World Health Organization, Dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever are present in urban and suburban areas in the Americas, South-East Asia, the Eastern Mediterranean and the WesternPacific and dengue fever is present mainly in rural areas in Africa.

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