Dengue infects over 50 million people a year and puts at least another half a million in the hospital and is on the rise all over the world.
2.5 per cent die from complications of classic dengue or dengue hemorrhagic fever.
Cases are being reported in areas where dengue fever has never been seen before.
Two fifths of the world's population, are at risk from dengue. (Interesting note: the latest world population statistics according to GeoHive for July 2008: 6,680,320,383)
There have been cases in the US of dengue and because the health care givers were not familiar with the disease, they misdiagnosed it and patients have died. Doctors are only human and are not able to know everything about every disease. Most doctors today are specialists and know even less about many things and more about just one speciality. So…
You should be armed with information about symptoms and possible alternative treatments since you may not be able to count on your health care professional to be up to date on this disease, and that's especially important for those not living in areas where dengue is epidemic.
There Is No Medical Treatment for Dengue... or So They Say!
Here's the World Health Organization's statement on dengue and its treatment (or lack of treatment):
Q: What is dengue and how is it treated?
A: Dengue is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with any one of the four dengue viruses.
Symptoms appear in 3–14 days (average 4–7 days) after the infective bite. Dengue fever is a severe, flu-like illness that affects infants, young children and adults.
There is no specific treatment for dengue fever.
It's important to note that if you do suspect that you or someone you love has dengue, you should seek conventional medical help as blood tests are necessary.
But you also need to know the alternative natural dengue treatments that can be added to blood testing, bed rest, and rehydration that conventional doctors can offer.
Homeopathy Offers a Natural Dengue Treatment as Well as Prevention!