Saturday, July 6, 2013

Dengue more severe than Chikungunya Viral Disease

We should worry more about Dengue than the rising viral disease Chikungunya.

This is what Malay Municipal Health Officer Dr. Adrian Salaver has said during an interview.

Salaver said that Chikungunya is more fatal than Dengue which can possibly lead to death.

But this doesn’t mean that it would be taken for granted.

Chikungunya is a viral disease that is also spread by mosquitoes.

Its symptoms include fever, severe joint pain, muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and rashes.

While it shares some clinical signs with dengue, the latter is marked with a fluctuating fever, aching eyes, pain at the legs, joints, and lumbar area, and a low heart rate.

Salaver added that the carrier mosquitoes usually come out during the evenings and early hours in the morning.

He advised the public to take precaution especially this rainy season.

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