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Coronavirus and Dengue

Symptoms of Dengue include the onset of fever,

headache, pain behind the eyes, joint and

muscle pain, rash, and vomiting.

Those with dengue usually have a sudden onset

of fever and rash but no respiratory

symptoms said a doctor.

Dengue fever, which is caused by the dengue

virus transmitted via the bite of an infective

mosquito is an acute viral infection.

Patients with dengue can go to accidents and

emergency, because of a high fever,

which won’t go away after three to five days.

Influenza, coronavirus infection, and dengue

have similar symptoms, but it develops

with new symptoms as cough.

It is rare for a person to be infected with both

the coronavirus and dengue infectious,

says an expert.

Just to be clear, dengue does not become Covid-19

because they are two different viruses,

said a doctor.

Respiratory systems associated with the coronavirus

disease include cough, runny nose

and sore throat.

The coronavirus behaves much more like influenza

than other closely related viruses,

said a scientist.

Transmission of the coronavirus is through respiratory

droplets, which is generated when coughing,

sneezing, or talking.

There is no specific treatment for the majority of

common viral infections except for influenza,

said a doctor

Inhaling infected droplets can cause transmission

to other individuals who are in close proximity

and in close contact.

 

                                                          ~Bhupesh Chandra Karmakar

                                                           New Delhi, India

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