• How to stay safe

    There are no specific medications to treat dengue, and there is no vaccine commercially available against dengue. Therefore, prevention is the most important step in the fight against dengue.

  • How to identify breeding grounds for the dengue causing Aedes Aegypti mosquito

    The following areas are all susceptible to infestation – leading to a risk of dengue - as they can all collect rainwater and provide a habitat for Aedes aegypti larvae.

    • Containers storing drinking water and other urban water like AC tray, fridge tray etc.
    • Plants-pot bases, water pots, flower vases
    • Corners of the house – like behind the curtains, under the bed, behind the almirah etc.
    • Water stagnation in and around
      Tarpaulins Tyres Discarded containers
  • Symptoms of dengue

    Dengue can be fatal. If you have any of these symptoms, you need to consult a physician immediately.

    Severe
    headaches
    Pain behind
    the eyes
    Severe joint and
    muscle pain
    Nausea Vomiting Skin rash
    (3 to 4 days
    after fever)
    Mild bleeding
    (nose bleed,
    bleeding gums, or
    easy bruising)
    Sudden
    high fever
    • Severe headaches

    • Pain behind
      the eyes
    • Severe joint and
      muscle pain
    • Nausea

    • Vomiting

    • Skin rash
      (3 to 4 days after fever)
    • Mild bleeding (nose
      bleed, bleeding gums,
      or easy bruising)
    • Sudden high fever

What you didn't know about dengue till now

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Cases of Dengue reported in India
(Since 2013)
  • From 2006- 2012, India has seen about 6 million reported cases of dengue fever!
  • A dengue infection produces a skin rash similar to measles. If in doubt, consult your doctor right away!
  • There is no known cure for dengue. More than 1,000 people in India and 47,000 people worldwide have died due to dengue.
  • Children are highly susceptible to DHF - Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever - a fatal complication of dengue fever. However, dengue can affect anyone and everyone.
  • Dengue is spread by the bite of the female Aedes Aegypti mosquito - which also causes chikungunya and yellow fever.
  • Malaria is spread by the bite of the female Anopheles mosquito
  • The Aedes mosquito is usually active in the daytime, while the Anopheles mosquito is active at night.
Protecting yourself and your loved ones is now possible through your phone – thanks to the HIT Track The Bite App. It provides,
Immediate notifications about potential risk areas
Smart tips on preventing infestation and guarding yourself

*Disclaimer: Above mentioned cases are based on news reports of Dengue and Malaria across the country.