Dengue : is a tired person less likely to kill the virus
September 5, 2009 11:20am CST
I have been wondering that the condition of a person's immune system determines if dengue virus will be eradicated or allowed to populate the blood stream. I heard there is no vaccine for dengue. Is it possible that a very healthy person can get bitten by a dengue-carrying mosquito, get injected with dengue virus but be able to fight off the disease? If so I think a lot of rest for the kids is important during dengue outbreaks... Any comments?
5 Sep 09
yes.. a tired person is less likely to kill the virus as his immune systems is down. even a healthy person can be struck with the virus and he would be able to recover from the disease at a faster rate. Kids are more gullible to have this because they like wandering around and their immune system is not that developed. The best that i could advise you is try insect-repellant lotions and keep your environment and water clean.
6 Sep 09
Yes. you may develop immunity to the virus. And Yes again that no vaccines has been formulated to prevent dengue. Why? The dengue virus comes in 4 subtypes. You may have developed antibodies from your first reaction to the virus but that would be specific for only 1 subtype. I guess this is the reason why no vaccine has been made yet. The pharmaceuticals need to come up with a vaccine which can treat all 4 subtypes.
6 Sep 09
Yes even if you are healthy when you got bitten by dengue carrying mosquito you are vulnerable. Up to now there are no vaccine and only plasma can save your life. Here in the Philippines many got killed by dengue and plasma is very expensive. The dengue carrying mosquito is always bite during daytime. What we do we always clean our surroundings and throw aways the stagnant water. It is very common during rainy days.
8 Sep 09
As we all know we get sick of Dengue if we we bitten by a mosquito that caries the virus. If one is tired and is sick - most likely his immune system will be low . The immune system plays a great role in combatting the disease. There is no vaccine availble so to best to prevent proliferation of the mosquito that caries the virus. Symptoms can be mild to severe. I believe it will also depend on the virulence of the virus and the resistance of the patient.We just hope they can perfect the vaccine so we will be protected from it.