Rainy Season? Please Beware of Dengue Fever in Bali!
The rainy season is now started to accompany Bali for a few months to come. Aside from preparing umbrellas and raincoats, we should anticipate our health conditions during rainy days. People catching a cold and flu will become common, but there is a disease that always haunts us mostly in tropical areas: dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever. As a tourist who wants to enjoy the beauty of Bali, you need to pay attention to dengue fever because in some cases severe dengue fever can be life-threatening. This article will help you recognize the symptoms of the infection and anything you can do to make you feel better while seeking help from healthcare professionals.
What is dengue fever?
Dengue is a viral disease with mosquitoes as its vector and has rapidly spread to all regions in recent years. Dengue causes a broad spectrum of diseases that can range from subclinical diseases (people may not realize that they got dengue) to severe symptoms and hemorrhage. The virus is mainly transmitted by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. This variant of mosquitoes is widespread throughout the tropics. It means that about half of the population in the world is at risk of dengue fever.
What are the symptoms of dengue fever?
People mostly recover within a week or so, but in some cases, the symptoms worsen and become severe and life-threatening. This condition happens when the platelets in our bloodstream drop drastically and blood vessels become damaged. Please beware of several symptoms: stomach pain, constantly vomiting, bleeding from gums or nose, fatigue, and restlessness. Seek the nearest hospitals and medical clinics if severe symptoms occur.
What to do if you get symptoms of dengue fever in Bali?
In this condition, keeping your body hydrated and getting plenty of rest is the first priority that leads you to speed up recovery. It’s important to get plenty of water during your rest. IV therapy is also recommended to keep you hydrated, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you got similar symptoms linked to dengue fever. We can also provide general practitioners to your place in order to provide medications and medical escort needed.
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