Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003231
Title: Household-based survey on awareness of dengue fever
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study is to spread awareness about dengue fever among families. Introduction: Dengue is one of the common infections existing in worldwide for decades. It is the insect-borne disease caused by Aedes mosquito. The factors associated with dengue having poor preventive measures are significant. The transmission of dengue varies from person to person. It is the rapidly spreading disease since it has the potential which leads to mortality if left untreated. Materials and Methods: It is the questionnaire-based online survey performed using the link created in SurveyPlanet. This survey was taken by 100 participants. All the participants were females who were between the age group of 25 and 50 years. Results: In this survey, about 77% of them are aware that dengue is caused by mosquito. The symptoms are already seem to be prevalent among half of the people. However, the immediate action to reach a doctor must be ensured, especially in rural areas and in places with poor hygiene. Awareness must be created to improve the hospital management to reduce nosocomial infections that lead to dengue. Conclusion: About 48.5% of them are using mosquito coils to protect themselves from mosquito bite and 28.3% are using mosquito bats. The clinician must be aware of all the clinical manifestation related to this condition, ensure the prior safety measures, and guide the homemakers to keep their home clean and tidy away from mosquito. The advancement in antibiotics and antigenic regimen for fast cure must be established.

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    B. Revathi 1 , R. Gayathri 2 *, V. Vishnu Priya2

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    1 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: R. Gayathri, Department of Biochemistry, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 160, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai–600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    B. Revathi 1 , R. Gayathri 2 *, V. Vishnu Priya2

    Title:Household-based survey on awareness of dengue fever
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (March)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (657-659)
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    Methodology:questionnaire-based online survey
    Research Materials:Dengue fever

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Adverse effects Dengue fever Etiology Preventive measures Symptoms

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