All you need to know about dengue - Goodknight Blog

Dengue ( pronounced as DENG-gay) also known as ” backbone fever” or ” dandy fever”  is a disease caused by a family of viruses transmitted by mosquitoes and is a mosquito-borne disease caused by four different virus types, DENV 1-4, and spread by the Aedes mosquito. It is a more severe form of viral illness. Anyone can be affected by dengue but it tends to be more strong on people suffering with compromised immune systems. Due to which they get fever multiple times.  There are about 390 million dengue infections reported every year, of which 96 million exhibit symptoms. Today, about 3.9 billion people in over 128 countries are at risk for dengue.  Slaves in the West Indies who contracted dengue were said to have dandy fever because of their postures and gait.


It is a severe flu-like illness beginning with a sudden onset of fever and painful headache. Other symptoms include a skin rash, muscle and joint pain, nausea and vomiting. In extreme cases, it can lead to excessive bleeding (hemorrhaging) and death. For more details, follow the following  links-


Dengue can be diagnosed using laboratory tests to determine the presence of dengue antibodies (IgG and IgM) and through polymerase chain reactions (PCR) to determine the presence of the virus. Ideally, these tests must be done within the first few days of the patient presenting symptoms. The tests can be carried out at the local hospital or health clinic.


There is no specific treatment available for dengue; appropriate management of symptoms is crucial, especially maintaining an adequate volume of body fluids.

There is a commercially available vaccine against dengue, which is available in Mexico, Brazil, El Salvador, and the Philippines. The WHO has not taken a formal position on the universal use of the vaccine, but has recommended that endemic countries should consider introduction of the vaccine into their national immunization programs. While there are several vaccine candidates currently under research and development worldwide, one should continue to take adequate precautions to prevent mosquito bites and dengue.

As we all know that , Dengue is spread by the Aedes mosquito, which prefers biting during the day time (sunlight hours). Even a single mosquito bite can lead to dengue. Thus it is important to protect loved ones, both indoors and outdoors, especially during the day. Before stepping out, the use of personal repellents like Goodknight Fabric Roll-On (or the Goodknight cool gel/patches etc.) can prevent mosquito bites.


When at home, shutting the doors and windows in the evening, and use of household-level repellents like Goodknight Activ+ andGoodknight Fast Card even during the day will keep mosquitoes away.


AS we all know that there is no specific treatment available for Dengue and ” Prevention is better than cure” quote goes well with this fever, it is important to be safe at first hand and take precautions in time so as to remain safe from this deadly fever. Also, a lot of things are available in the market that can be used indoors to keep ,mosquitoes at bay. However, best amongst all is Goodknight Activ+ . For it is a trusted brand and is helping keeping us safe since decades.

Afterall, Goodknight Activ+ work with a motto of providing 2x power for coimplete protection from mosquitoes.

stay safe, stay healthy with  Goodknight Activ+ 

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