World Health Organization (WHO) records a 10% increase in
global dengue cases. 

According to the WHO, the mosquito-borne disease dengue,
caused by the dengue virus, has seen an overall increase of 10% in its spread,
and this figure may rise further in the coming times. 

As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the WHO
revealed that the reported cases of dengue worldwide, which were 500,000 in the
year 2000 and exceeded 2.5 million in 2019, have witnessed a noticeable
increase in the current year. 


The cases reported to the organization may be incomplete,
and the actual numbers could be higher than reported. 

According to the WHO, there is a significant increase of
10% in dengue cases in the new generation compared to the previous generation,
posing a serious threat. 

Subsidiary agencies of the United Nations (UN) state that
changes in the habits of mosquitoes responsible for spreading dengue,
influenced by frequent and intense rainfall, humidity, severe heat, and
seasonal variations, are contributing to the proliferation of dengue. 

The organization also stated that weak health systems worldwide
and inadequate monitoring of viruses like dengue are contributing factors to
the rise of this disease. 

Earlier in October 2023, the World Health Organization
had warned that dengue could take epidemic form in some countries. 

According to the estimates of the World Health
Organization, approximately 20,000 people die from dengue annually worldwide,
and nearly 450 million people are affected each year. However, reliable data on
dengue is not readily available. 

The initial symptoms of this disease appear 4 to 6 days
after being infected and often persist for up to 10 days. 

These symptoms include a sudden high fever, severe
headache, pain behind the eyes, intense pain in joints and muscles, fatigue,
vomiting, nausea, skin rash (which occurs 2 to 5 days after the fever), and
normal bleeding (from the nose, gums, or easy bruising). 

In cases of dengue with less than 1% severity, patients
have to endure extremely severe symptoms and pain, sometimes leading to bone
fever in children, which can be extremely worrying. 

are no specific medications for dengue, but doctors treat patients through
medications based on the symptoms of fever and other illnesses.