Dengue fever in children
Dr. revealed Weerawut Imsamran, Deputy Director General of the Department of Medical Services, that dengue fever It is a dengue virus that is transmitted by mosquitoes. In children, the age groups that are found to have such diseases are The age group is between 10-14 years old, while the high risk group is a group of young children under the age of 1 who are obese or have diseases underlying. Dengue fever is characterized by seasonal variations. It will start to have a tendency to increase in patients in June-August, which is the rainy season. But if at the end of the year the number of patients does not decrease There are 4 types of dengue virus, and those infected will have lifelong immunity to those strains. And it will be immune to other species in the short term, around 3-12 months
Dr Akarathan Chitnuyanon, director of the Queen Sirikit National Institute of Children’s Health, said that the symptoms of dengue fever include high fever, headache, eye pain, muscle pain, bone pain, and skin rash And in cases of severe shock, it can liver failure, kidney failure, or major bleeding and death occur. When an infant or young child is found to have a fever for 2-3 days, ATK should be tested to rule out suspected COVID-19 infection. If the result is negative the child should be seen by a doctor for blood tests and possibly testing for the virus. and follow the doctor’s advice
The important prevention of dengue fever is to protect yourself and your children from mosquito bites by sleeping under a mosquito net and using mosquito repellents to help eliminate and destroy mosquito breeding sites. A water source in the house which is something that needs to be done regularly So parents should not be careless. Other symptoms should be monitored, such as fatigue, lethargy, inability to eat, vomiting, and abdominal pain. The dengue vaccine is effective and safe. Therefore, it is another option to prevent dengue fever. The dengue vaccine currently available in Thailand is recommended for vaccination between the ages of 6 and 45 in patients with evidence of dengue infection.