Diabetes is rapidly gaining the status of a potential epidemic in India. The incidence of diabetes has grown tenfold, from 1.2% to 12.1%, between 1971 and 2000. It is projected that around 61 million people aged 20-80 years live with diabetes in India. This number is expected to reach 101 million by 2030. Diabetes affects people both in the urban and rural sector though the impact on urban India is higher.
There are 4 kinds of dengue viruses which can cause the infection. These viruses are spread by Aedes mosquitoes which thrive in and near human housings. When a mosquito bites a person who is suffering from dengue infection, the virus enters the mosquito. When this infected mosquito bites another person, the virus gets transferred to that person and leads to infection. Dengue does not spread directly from one person to another.
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection caused by dengue flavivirus. It is a significant vector-borne disease and has become a global problem causing epidemics in many countries. It is the most common arthropod-borne viral disease. Outbreaks may occur in the monsoon season as breeding of the Aedes aegyti is rampant.
High blood pressure is known as a silent disease as it may not present with any symptoms. However, it may slowly damage your organs like heart, brain, kidneys, and eyes if not treated appropriately and by timely intervention. This untreated high blood pressure can lead to major illnesses like stroke and heart attack to name a few.
Luckily blood pressure can be easily detected and monitored. The blood is pumped by the heart and the resistance of the arteries would determine the blood pressure.
Chikungunya is a self-limiting viral disease caused by chikungunya virus which is transmitted to humans by an infected female Aedes aegypti, mosquitoes.
Chikungunya symptoms include fever and severe joint pain. Other commonly seen symptoms include muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue and skin rash. Joint pain is often debilitating involving all the joints; it varies in severity and duration. Patients with severe joint pain should be suspected to have chikungunya.
The clinical signs and presentation are similar to other viral infections especially dengue and can be misdiagnosed as dengue clinically. Dengue fever which can be diagnosed at the early stage of fever by laboratory tests should be done to rule out.
Does your child needs BCG Vaccine? About 1 million cases of pediatric tuberculosis are estimated to occur every year accounting for 10–15% of all tuberculosis(TB). It has an efficacy of 75–86 % for prevention of miliary and meningeal form of Tuberculosis & 50% for pulmonary tuberculosis. “TB happens when a persom with latent TB becomes sick. Some individuals become sick as soon as they get infected, before their immune system can fight back. In other cases, people don’t get sick initially but they fall sick when immune system becomes weak. This can happen due to some other infections or immunocompromised conditions.” – Dr Sireesh, Consultant Pediatrician & Pediatric Endocrinologist, TeleradRxDx.
DPT vaccine protects your child (younger than age 7 ) and helps them to develop immunity against deadly diseases. Popularly known as the painless vaccine as all acellular (aP) vaccines, these are associated with significantly lesser side-effects, and thus the replacement of the whole cell (wP) vaccines was mainly driven by the safety profile of these vaccines.
If you are pregnant, then it is advisable for you to get a flu shot regardless of the stage of pregnancy you have reached. There are strong evidences that suggested that pregnant women are at increased risk of developing serious complications if they get flu. A flu shot taken during the pregnancy reduces chance of getting serious complications of flu, such as pneumonia etc, it also helps protect your baby as they will continue to have some immunity to flu for the first few months of their life
People with various chronic illnesses such as Asthma, heart disease, blood disorders, kidney, and liver disorder.
Flu can occur to anyone, however, the complications can become serious or even deadly for elderly people, pregnant ladies, newborn babies, and people with certain chronic illnesses.
Elderly people have reduced immunity as the production of B and T cells in bone marrow and thymus are less, also there is a diminished function of mature lymphocytes in secondary lymphoid tissues. As a result, they do not respond to immune challenge as robustly as the young ones do.
The onset of dengue has always coincided with the end of the monsoons. This monsoon season more than 100 positive cases of dengue were reported at RxDx.
Dengue is a viral infection caused by the bite of an infected female Aedes mosquito. The symptoms of Dengue are usually high fever accompanied by rashes.
Typhoid fever is contracted by consuming water or food contaminated by bacteria S.Typhi. People with acute illness can contaminate the surrounding water supply through feces, which contains a high concentration of the bacteria. Contamination of the water supply can, in turn, contaminate the food supply. Less frequently typhoid also spreads through the urine of infected person.