Things you should know about Dengue Fever

Dengue fever, often known as break-bone fever, is a flu-like infection caused by the Dengue virus. It is caused when a healthy individual is bitten by an Aedes mosquito carrying the virus. This illness is mostly seen in the world’s tropical and subtropical areas. Each year, an estimated 500,000 individuals require hospitalisation, according to WHO. The majority of instances occur in tropical areas of the world, with populations in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Mexico, Africa, and sections of Central and South America being the most vulnerable.