What is dengue fever?
Dengue fever is caused by the dengue virus where the symptoms are characterized by fever, headache, severe joint pains, skin rashes, etc. Dengue is caused by a family of viruses, carried by mosquitoes, especially the Aedes aegypti. Chronic fever may range from one to two weeks. Dengue fever is generally tended to attack people with a low immune system. The Aedes mosquito can bite many people. The suitable biting time of the Aedes mosquito is generally in the morning and in the evening. Dengue fever is more common in urban and semi-urban areas. Dengue fever is also known as ‘Break Bone Fever’ because of severe body ache and joint pains. As per World Health Organisation (WHO), more than 40 % of the world population (over 2.5 billion) is at risk of dengue.