Back
Home » Health
  •  
    Filmi Bollywood
    • Kanika Kapoor Deletes Instagram Post About Testing Positive For COVID-19
    • COVID-19: Hrithik Roshan Contributes Rs 20 Lakhs To Procure Preventive Masks For BMC Workers
    • Huma Qureshi Shares 21 New Things To Do During Nationwide Lockdown
    • Shraddha Kapoor Asks People To Take Nationwide Lockdown Positively: 'Let's Use This Time To Grow'
    • Shilpa Shetty's New Picture With Her Daughter Samisha Shetty Is All About The Eternal Love!
    • Fox Star India Backs Out Of Takht, Karan Johar's Film Will Not Be Shelved?
    • Priyanka Chopra Takes Up Safe Hands Challenge Amid COVID-19 Scare; Sings A Nick Jonas Song
    • People In The Industry Understand Consent Better Post #MeToo: Aahana Kumra
    • Sonam Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor And Others Mourn Chef Floyd Cardoz's Death Due To Coronavirus!
    • I Kicked Him & Left Him For Very Long: When Gauri Khan Dealt With Shah Rukh Khan's Possessiveness
    • Veteran Actress Nimmi Passes Away; Rishi Kapoor, Mahesh Bhatt Condole Her Death
    • Veteran Photographer And Satyajit Ray’s Associate, Nemai Ghosh Dies At 86
    • Anushka Sharma-Virat Kohli Urge People To Take 21 Days Lockdown Seriously
    • Rishi Kapoor Schools Troll Who Asked If He Stocked Up Enough Alcohol For Lockdown
    • Ranbir Kapoor To Star In The Hindi Remake Of THIS Telugu Rom-Com?
    • Arjun Kapoor Pens Heartfelt Note On Mother Mona Kapoor's 8th Death Anniversary
Sexually Transmitted Dengue Fever: World's First Case Reported In Spain
Boldsky | 10th Dec, 2019 03:01 PM

Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease caused by the dengue virus (DENV) and spread by the Aedes mosquitoes. According to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) around 400 million people are infected with dengue every year, globally

When a person is bitten by the mosquito carrying the virus, it usually takes 4-6 days for the symptoms to appear. High fever, persistent headaches, pain behind the eyes and muscle and joint pain are the usual symptoms.

In a shocking new revelation, health experts have confirmed the world's first case of dengue transmitted through sexual contact.

First Case of Sexually Transmitted Dengue Confirmed

Spain authorities have confirmed the first case of sexually transmitted dengue. According to the health ministry officials in Madrid, this is the first case of sexual transmission of the dengue virus described in Europe and also the first case reported in men who have sex with men

The reports have indeed contributed towards elevating the risk levels of this disease, making it even more of a threat than previously anticipated. The sexually transmitted dengue was reported in a 41-year-old man who had contracted dengue after having sex with his male partner who picked up the virus from a mosquito bite during a trip to Cuba.

Dengue spreading through sexual contact is a first. The doctors were able to link the disease to that of sexual contact because the individual had not travelled to a region in which dengue fever was present .

As the cause of the condition was not understood, the doctors carried out an analysis of the patient's sperm, which revealed that not only did they have dengue but that it was the same virus which circulates in Cuba.

"In this particular case, once we became aware of this infection, entomological surveillance actions were carried out near the places frequented by both patients, finding no indication of the presence of said mosquito."

Another case of the sexually transmitted disease was reported in South Korea, earlier this year. It was suspected that the disease was spread through female-to-male sexual transmission. However, there was no confirmation on this .

Scientists Expect Prominent Rise In Dengue Cases, Links It To Climate Change

Studies have pointed out that there is a high possibility of an increasing number of dengue cases in the next sixty years. Dengue is expected to become one of the most prevalent diseases globally. Scientists have linked to the increasing number with that of the breeding populations of Aedes aegypti mosquito, the primary vector of the disease. In recent times, there have been reports in the elevation of Aedes aegypti population, which has been linked to climate change .

Sexual Transmission Unlikely To Become A Common Means Of Transmission

Although the Spanish health authorities have announced sexual transmission of dengue, it is highly unlikely that it is considered to become a common means of transmission. The researchers have supported this claim through the assertion that, if the sexual transmission were to be considered a common cause of transmission, there would have been more and frequent documentation in areas of frequent transmission .

However, the researchers also pointed out that there could be cases of sexual transmission of dengue in countries like India and Africa, but could be simply attributed to mosquito bites - linking it to the high population of mosquitoes in these countries .

On A Final Note...

The potential for a new means of transmission of the disease has caused an alarming response. There is a need for further extensive research, which are currently underway. So that such transmission of the disease is a common occurrence can be controlled and managed.

   
 
Health and Life
  • Why Smokers Are At Higher Risk Of Getting Coronavirus
  • Purple Day (Epilepsy Awareness Day): Epilepsy Causes, Symptoms, Triggers, Risk factors & Treatment
  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS): Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis And Treatment
    • Coronavirus Vs Flu: Know The Similarities And Differences
    • Coronavirus And People With Disabilities: What You Need To Know
    • How To Handle Corona Positive Dead Bodies
      • Coronavirus: Can Survivor’s Blood Help Fight The Virus In Others?
      • Hantavirus: What Are The Symptoms? How Does It Spread? Everything You Need To Know
      • Coronavirus: Who Are At A Higher Risk Of Getting Infected
        • Pune Firm Gets Approval For The First Made In India COVID-19 Tests Kit
        • Coronavirus: Can It Spread Through Air?
        • Men Are More Affected By Novel Coronavirus As Compared To Women, Says Study
          • Coronavirus: Young People Can Get Affected By The Virus, Warns WHO
          • Coronavirus And Kidney Patients: What You Need To Know
          • COVID-19: What You Should Know About Fomites or Things That Can Put You At Risk
            • Coronavirus: Staying In? Here’s A List Of Things To Stock In Your Kitchen
            • Sitting Disease: The Side Effects Of Sitting For Too Long
            • Coronavirus: How To Protect Yourself While Travelling
              • 11 Healthy Ways To Spend The 14 Hours Indoor During The Janata Curfew
              • 10 Tips On How To Prevent Bird Flu In Humans
              • Coronavirus: How To Maintain Hand And Respiratory Hygiene