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Mission Heal an Unstoppable Force Creating a Dengue-Free Society: National Dengue Day

National Dengue Day

Dengue is a very common disease that affects billions of people worldwide. National Dengue Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness about dengue and promote confidence in those affected by it. However, it is not enough to simply speak about the issue. We must take action to eliminate dengue from our society. This is where the Mission Heal comes in

, an unstoppable force dedicated to solving societal issues such as dengue. Today, we will explore the importance of National Dengue Day and discuss what Mission Heal does to help those affected by dengue and prevent its spread.

What is National Dengue Day, and why is it important?

National Dengue Day is an annual awareness event that takes place on May 16th. Its aim is to educate people about dengue prevention, control, and management. This event is crucial because dengue, a mosquito-borne viral disease, affects millions of people worldwide, causing severe health complications, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions.

By promoting awareness and understanding of dengue, this day encourages communities to adopt preventive measures, supports research efforts, and fosters collaboration among government health organizations and individuals to combat this significant public health concern.

What is dengue, actually?

Dengue is a viral disease that is transmitted by the Aedesaegypti and Aedesalbopictus mosquito species. It is caused by any of the four dengue virus stereotypes, namely DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3, and DEN-4. The disease can display symptoms such as fever, joint pain, muscle pain, body rashes, and vomiting.

Can dengue be life-threatening? Is there a treatment available for it?

Dengue is a disease that can be life-threatening, especially if it progresses to a severe form known as severe dengue or dengue hemorrhagic fever. This form of the disease can lead to internal bleeding, organ impairment, shock, and even death if not treated promptly and appropriately. However, early detection and proper management can significantly reduce the risk of severe dengue.

Treatment primarily focuses on relieving symptoms and providing supportive care, such as maintaining hydration, managing pain, and monitoring for complications. Currently, there is no specific antiviral medication for dengue, so prevention and timely medical care are crucial.

The number of people affected by dengue every year

  • One modeling study suggests that there are around 390 million dengue virus infections every year, leading to up to 36,000 deaths, out of which 96 million cases are clinically apparent. Another study estimates that approximately 3.9 billion people worldwide are at risk of being infected with dengue viruses.
  • In India, an estimated 33 million clinically apparent cases of dengue occur each year, contributing to a third of the total global dengue burden. The number of dengue cases and fatalities is continuously increasing in both urban and rural areas of India.
  • According to the latest data, there were 110,473 documented cases of dengue in India during the period of January to October 2022, which is similar to the number of cases reported in 2018 (101,192).

What safety precautions can we take to prevent dengue?

  • There are various ways that humans can take action to decrease the risk of contracting dengue. Some of these include personal protection measures such as using mosquito repellents, wearing protective clothing, and sleeping under mosquito nets, especially for vulnerable individuals like children and the elderly.
  • Additionally, it’s important to maintain window screens to prevent mosquitoes from entering homes and to regularly clean and empty water-holding containers, particularly coolers and pots, to eliminate mosquito breeding sites.
  • Finally, utilizing protective devices such as mosquito coils, vaporizers or electronic repellents in living spaces, bedrooms, and kitchens can also be helpful in preventing mosquito bites.

Mission Heal a nonprofit organization serving people with an unshakable mindset

Mission Heal is a non-profit organization in India that works towards the welfare of society and its people. Our aim is to uplift citizens who lack fundamental resources and opportunities.

We focus on empowering both the elders and youth of our community and prioritize health since we understand that diseases like dengue affect children and elders much faster than adults. Our dedication lies in saving lives before it’s too late and providing a brighter future for the people we serve.

Mission Heal’s various steps to prevent dengue

Mission Heal NGO is an organization that aims to raise awareness about dengue in areas such as slums and rural areas where the risk of getting dengue is high due to poor hygiene and an unhealthy environment.

We educate people on how to keep their water containers clean and avoid storing water in them for too long, as stagnant water can lead to mosquito breeding.

We also encourage people to use mosquito repellent and prioritize hygiene by keeping their surroundings clean and washing their hands before and after every task.

Additionally, we emphasize the importance of wearing protective clothing during the day, covering the body with full clothing to protect themselves from mosquito bites, which usually occur on the knees.


On the occasion of National Dengue Day, we would like to request that our readers help others who lack safety from dengue. Our NGO also works towards this cause, as we believe that by doing so, we can build a stronger community. Dengue is a life-threatening disease that should not be taken lightly. Our organization understands this and has an unshakable mission to tackle it, saving the lives of innocent people.

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