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Reports: A new type of dengue fever has been discovered in 11 Indian states


A report by time now news has revealed the discovery of a new type of dengue fever in more than 11 states in India, and the new D2 variant may be the reason for the sudden rise in dengue cases in the country, reaching nearly 6,500 cases in the past few months.


According to the report, India has barely recovered from the effects of the Delta variant of the Coronavirus in its second wave, and a new variant of dengue "D" has emerged. It is now suspected that the DENV 2 strain of dengue, also called the "D2" variant, is the cause of the sudden rise. in the number of cases in the country.


Two weeks ago, Director-General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Dr. Palram Bhargava confirmed that this strain of dengue was behind the increase in fever cases and deaths in the Western UP districts of Firozabad, Agra, Mathura and Aligarh between late August and mid-September, in which at least 58 people died. Due to dengue fever in Firozabad alone as of last week, UP has recorded nearly 6,500 cases, of which 70% were reported in August and September.


Variant D2 causes fatal hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. This particular type can result in more deaths than other strains. While DENV is the general acronym for dengue virus that causes the disease named, it actually contains four closely related strains numbered in chronological order. They are DENV-1, DENV-2, DENV-3 and DENV-4 Of these, DENV-2 or D2 are known to be the most deadly strains and can cause severe disease.


With four different spots, dengue can infect an individual four times. This means that while infection with one strain is generally seen as conferring lifelong immunity against that particular strain, the remaining three strains can still be infected and this makes dengue more Dangerous, the real danger is when one has been infected with one strain in the past and then infected a second time by another strain.


The double whammy of strains increases the risk of dengue hemorrhagic fever and can very quickly lead to other fatal complications.


D2 is highly contagious and dangerous. However, early diagnosis can lower mortality rates, according to health experts. The D2 symptoms you need to look out for are a change in the senses, along with high fever and vomiting, accompanied by severe joint pain. If you notice these symptoms, don't take painkillers or analgesics despite the severe pain. Experts say this can worsen internal bleeding.

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