National Dengue Day is on 16th May

17 May 2021 Current Affairs:In India, May 16th is National Dengue Fever Day every year. The day is an initiative of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to raise awareness of dengue fever and its preventive measures before the spreading season begins, and to prepare for the control of vector-borne diseases.

About Dengue:
Dengue fever is spread through the bite of a female mosquito (Aedes aegypti). Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease caused by four different serotypes of dengue virus: DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3 and DEN-4. Dengue fever, transmitted by Aedes albopictus mosquitoes, can cause flu-like illnesses, such as severe muscle pain and nausea, and can lead to death if not treated properly.

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