Pregnant women, children, senior citizens and people with kidney or heart or liver diseases are at a higher risk of developing complications of dengue fever,” says Dr. Farhan Fazal, MBBS, Department of Infectious Diseases, KMC Hospital, Mangaluru. He says that Dengue fever is a common fever that can be cured in its early stages unless the fever escalates due to improper care. He emphasizes the role of keeping our surroundings clean so as to avoid mosquito bites, as they are the main carriers of the dengue virus.
Commonly, we are also known as the ‘fever-doctors’ because mostly we are referred to when the fever doesn’t seem to subside with regular therapy”, says Dr. Farhan Fazal, Department of Infectious Diseases, KMC Hospital, Mangaluru. He says that doctors specializing in infectious diseases need to associate with doctors specializing in other streams in order to understand the microbiology of the numerous kinds of viruses that trigger contagious infections. He also opens up on the correct and responsible consumption of antibiotics, which usually people seem to take casually out of ignorance.
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