Nepal struggles to control a dengue outbreak
Dengue cases have been recorded in 75 out of 77 districts
throughout the country, including remote hilly and mountainous
. . .
Dengue Fever is often called "Breakbone Fever" because
it tends to cause horrible pain in the bones and joints
along with other dangerous effects. It is a virus.
"Dengue (DENG-gey) fever is a mosquito-borne illness that
occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. Mild
dengue fever causes a high fever and flu-like symptoms.
The severe form of dengue fever, also called dengue hemorrhagic
fever, can cause serious bleeding, a sudden drop in blood
pressure (shock) and death."
There are four or five Dengue Fever variants. If you
were infected with one, the second bout is MUCH WORSE
and a third bout often FATAL.
Masks and sanitizer won't help - it's spread between
people by mosquitoes, there are likely animal reservoirs
for the virus as well. No good vaccines exist and no
"general" vaccine against all variants exists.