Information on Dengue

There is widespread outbreak of viral flu and dengue fever in many parts of Kolkata. Parents are requested not to send their child to school if he/she has fever or show any symptoms of illness. We are taking all precautions in the school and have got extensive spraying done by the municipal authorities.

Symptoms of Dengue

  • Sudden, fever, severe headaches, pain behind the eyes
  • Severe joint and muscle pain, fatigue, nausea, vomiting
  • Skin rash, which appears two to five days after the onset of fever
  • Mild bleeding (such a nose bleed, bleeding gums, or easy bruising)

Diagnosis

Diagnosis of dengue fever is made by clinical presentation and a blood test.

Treatment

On the slightest suspicion of this infection, immediately consult a doctor.