What are the risks of Dengue

Dengue fever poses a high risk in specific areas and to certain groups of individuals, including:

High-Risk Areas:

  • Urban regions with high population density and poor sanitation.
  • Urban areas with numerous sites conducive to mosquito breeding, such as desert coolers, construction sites, uncovered overhead tanks, discarded containers, and tires.
  • Rural areas with environments favorable for mosquito breeding, such as stagnant water sources like cattle feeding and drinking water storage, cement cisterns, and discarded containers.

Risk Factors for Dengue Fever:

  • Warm and humid seasons, particularly during and after the monsoon season.
  • Urban settings with high population density and inadequate sanitation.
  • Accumulation of stagnant water in various locations, facilitating mosquito breeding.
  • Lack of precautionary measures against mosquito bites.

High-Risk Groups:

  • Individuals residing in or traveling to dengue-endemic areas.
  • Those with a history of prior dengue infection, especially a second infection, which increases the risk of severe disease.
  • People of all ages and genders can be affected.

Understanding these risk factors and taking appropriate precautions, such as eliminating stagnant water sources and using mosquito repellents, is crucial for minimizing the risk of dengue fever and its complications.