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Dharmendra Recovers from Dengue; How to Spot the Symptoms

Dharmendra is recovering from a bout of dengue. What are the symptoms of the viral fever and how to be safe? 

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Dharmendra is recovering from a bout of dengue. What are the symptoms of the viral fever and how to be safe? 
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Veteran actor Dharmendra is recovering from a bout of dengue and returned home from a hopsital in Khar, Mumbai on the evening of Monday, 8 October evening after being admitted last week.

According to a report in Mumbai Mirror, the actor was discharged within three days and is said to be recovering well.

The actor has recently been promoting his son Sunny’s directorial debut Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas, and has been active

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Dengue Symptoms to Watch Out For

Dengue is a viral disease, transmitted by the infective bite of a particular mosquito known as Aedes Aegypti, explains the NPH (National Health Portal).

In an earlier FIT article, we explained that the symptoms of dengue fever usually appear 4-7 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito and usually last for 2-7 days. WHO recommends that dengue must be suspected when a high fever is accompanied by at least two of the following symptoms:

  • High fever
  • Severe headache, joint and muscle pains
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Mild bleeding

Unfortunately, there is no specific treatment for dengue fever. The most important precaution for dengue care is to make sure that the patient drinks plenty of fluids and is kept hydrated at all times. Patients are advised to see a doctor immediately who can prescribe necessary painkillers.

Dengue in Maharasthra

There have been a recent deluge of rains and consequent water-logging, and since mosquitos breed in stagnant water, fears of dengue have also been brewing. Most recently in September in Pune, Maharasthra there have been a reported 200 cases of dengue according to News18.

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