What you need to know about Dengue Virus!

by Jeremy Spirogis

By : Muhammad Kashif Chishti

There are two types of viruses, one with DNA and one with RNA. The dengue virus infects humans with an RNA virus. The biological classification of dengue virus is as follows:

Phylum — Incertae Sedis
Family — Flaviviridae
Genus — Flavivirus
Species — Dengue Virus

The dengue virus has been growing dramatically for almost 20 years. This causes problems mostly in hot areas. There are about 390 million infections each year, of which dengue is significant.

Dengue fever is caused by a mosquito bite. This mosquito is called AEDES mosquito. The body of this mosquito has white stripes.

Two types of this Aedes mosquito are famous. One is called albobictus and the other one is Aegypti. There is a thick white line behind the head of the Albobictus. While the back of the head of Aegypti has two thick lines.

The female mosquito lays eggs in clear water, which is barely visible to the normal eye. Amasa is used to see them.

These eggs are black. Larvae emerge from these eggs in the water. Their organs are such that they can easily swim in the water.

They have a tube called Siphon on their body. This tube is used for breathing.

It also isolates dengue mosquitoes from other mosquitoes. This tube is thick, small and dark in color.

After a few days, these larvae change their shape and become pupa. And then the adults pupa are transformed into a mosquito that has two fings and six legs.

Female AEDES mosquito lays eggs in the water and sucks human blood. It can lay eggs in low water, temporary water or in room coolers, air conditioners and in a pot etc.

AEDES mosquitoes, also commonly known as dengue mosquitoes, are the developed type of common mosquito that, and it is absolutely necessary to take preventive measures.

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