Like Covid’s delta, dengue’s DEN-2 serotype causing serious health woes, Health News, ET HealthWorld

JAIPUR: A specific serotype of dengue virus — DEN-2 — which is known for causing more complications, is taking a toll on the health of people.

“Just like Covid’s Delta variant which was causing more complications in comparison to the first wave, the DEN-2 serotype is known for causing more complication as it has tendencies of causing bleeding. According to WHO, DEN 2 is circulating in our country,” said Dr Sudhir Bhandari, principal and controller, SMS Medical College, at a review of seasonal diseases heading by chief minister Ashok Gehlot here on Wednesday.

He was attending the review meeting as an expert, who advised doctors across the state to identify the symptoms of dengue early and to start treatment according to the protocol to prevent morbidity and mortality.

“If a patient complaints of sudden fever up to 104°F, rashes, facial flush, hepatomegaly, non-specific constitutional symptoms, severe muscle aches, retro-orbital pain, the patients should get treatment as a case of dengue-like illness without waiting for dengue positive report. DEN-2 damages liver and patients complain of vomiting,” said Dr Bhandari.

In some patients, complications such as dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF) is reported which often occurs with defervesence of fever. DHF has hemorrhagic

View More Like Covid’s delta, dengue’s DEN-2 serotype causing serious health woes, Health News, ET HealthWorld