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Dengue fever

Dengue fever is a communicable disease caused by a family of viruses transmitted by infected Aedes mosquitoes. It is an acute illness of sudden onset that usually follows symptoms such as headache, fever, exhaustion, severe muscle and joint pains, swollen lymph nodes and rash. After being bitten by a mosquito carrying the virus, the incubation period for dengue fever ranges from three to 15 days when these signs and symptoms appear in stages. There are no vaccines to prevent dengue, although several are currently being developed. The Epidemiology Unit of the Ministry of Health has recorded 120 dengue fever cases in 2019. In addition, at least 90 clinically confirmed dengue deaths have been reported from all parts of the country. It is our duty to eliminate this disease by controlling environmental pollution.

Sharugi Ravi,  

Grade 10,

K/Hindu National

College,

Pussellawa.

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