Yesterday, my office mates and I visited Ralph (our co associate) in the hospital as he is diagnosed having a dengue fever.
One week ago, (Saturday) he was complaining that he felt very cold and his eyes were red. He was really hot during that time and felt so weak. We let him rode a cab to went home safely as he said his leg muscle aches and he vomited as he went home.
Three days (Tuesday) had passed yet he still felt the same and had a tremendous headache. His temperature went down and then went up again for the past few days plus he had rashes. We only thought that the very rainy and bad weather made him feel so ill until the next day came (Wednesday). His father were diagnosed as having a mild dengue fever and so Ralph.
It is caused by an infected mosquito. It has four different viruses but are all related. It is spread through mosquito bites, most commonly the mosquito Aedes aegypti which is found in tropic and subtropic regions.
Wearing of clothes that more skin is covered would help to prevent mosquito bites and a screened windows at home is also advisable. Remove stagnant water as this type of mosquito prefers to breed in a clean, non-flowing water. Last but not the least, it is important to have mosquito repellant in our kit.
Right now, (Sunday) it is good to know that Ralph and his father were discharged now in Manila Doctors. Health is wealth.