The Mode Of Transmission Of DHF In Children?
In the afternoon, I want to ask if only the Aedes mosquito can transmit DHF, or can ordinary mosquitoes too ,? The problem is that my child is in the hospital, next to a child with DHF. Thanks before
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) is a disease caused by the dengue virus. This virus has 4 types, namely DENV1, DENV2, DENV3, and DENV4. The entry of this virus into the human body is through the bites of the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, and indeed only these two mosquitoes.
In terms of appearance at first glance, it is difficult to distinguish these two mosquitoes. But the most important thing is to differentiate it from other mosquitoes. Both of these mosquitoes have white spots on some of their limbs.
Those with dengue fever will experience symptoms of high body temperature, headache, loss of appetite, pain in the back of the eyes, pain in joints, muscles and bones, red rash and nausea, vomiting and weakness. To avoid this disease, apart from avoiding mosquitoes that have the virus from biting you through mosquito nest eradication activities, you can also get vaccines. But in your current condition, the most you can do is to avoid mosquito bites by using anti-mosquito lotion, wearing loose clothing, keeping the inpatient area clean, and using a fan to keep mosquitoes away from around the body. You don't need to worry if your child is next to a child who has DHF (dengue hemorrhagic fever), because if there are not two mosquitoes, the disease still cannot be transferred to other people. So, hopefully it answers your question.