With the approaching winter and cold days, concern for preventing the spread of the Aedes aegypit mosquito, which is responsible for transmitting diseases such as dengue, Zika and chikungunya, is becoming increasingly forgotten in the population. However, it is essential to maintain a routine of cleaning and eliminate insect infestations throughout the year, as well as pay attention to symptoms such as fever, body aches and redness of the eyes, which can indicate these diseases.
In the case of dengue fever, the patient may experience symptoms such as fever, headache, body aches, nausea, or even no symptoms at all. The appearance of red spots on the skin, bleeding (nose and gums), severe and constant pain in the abdomen, in addition to continuous vomiting, may indicate the development of severe dengue fever, which requires immediate medical attention, as it can lead to death.
With regard to chikungunya, the most common symptoms are high temperature, immediate onset, joint pain, spots on the skin, and redness of the eyes.
Signs of a Zika virus infection are similar to those of dengue and begin three to 12 days after a mosquito bite. Symptoms of the Zika virus, when present, are low temperature (between 37.8 ° and 38.5 ° C), joint pain, especially in the hands and feet, with possible swelling, muscle pain, headache and behind the eyes, and a rash (rash) accompanied by itching Redness and swelling of the eyes.
The disease can also present other symptoms, such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, photophobia and small mouth sores.
To avoid contracting one of these diseases, the only way out is to fight Aedes aegyptiThis is only possible by ending mosquito infestations (stagnant water places).
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