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What is dengue fever?

An Aedes mosquito is the female mosquito that is the main culprit behind spreading the dengue infection. Dengue is a viral infection that is transmitted by the bite of the infected mosquito and its symptoms start to appear in an average of 4–7 days. Dengue fever affects infants, children and adults and is considered flu-like, if not managed properly severe dengue has a higher risk of causing deaths.

Dengue can prove to be fatal if it's not recognized at an early stage and the patient lacks treatment. Though there is no specific treatment for the fever but careful clinical care by the doctors can save many lives.

The incidence of dengue has grown over the period of time but a large number of cases are mild and can be managed with self-care. But in case of severe cases, it should be managed by the experts immediately. 

Dengue can be transmitted by a mosquito to humans, sometimes it can happen vice-versa as well. In some cases, it is seen that the infection gets transmitted from a pregnant woman to her unborn child. In that case, the baby may suffer from preterm birth or low birthweight.

Disease characteristics 

Dengue is an illness that affects infants, children and adults and is similar to flu. It may cause death in severe cases. After the bite from an infected mosquito, the incubation period lasts for 3–10 days and the symptoms usually last for 2–7 days. In such cases, close observation is needed to minimise the risk of reaching the stage of severe dengue. In critical cases, it is seen that the platelet count may fall below 20,000 where the patient needs platelet transfusion.


Dengue is characterized by very high fever that can reach upto 40°C or 104°F. Along with the fever one can also experience the following symptoms:

In mild cases one may experience:

  • severe pain in the head
  • pain in the eyes
  • Pain in muscles and joints
  • Feeling of nausea or vomiting
  • Glands get swollen
  • Rash or itching

In severe cases, one may have

  • severe abdominal pain
  • Constant vomiting
  • Rapid breathing
  • Bleeding in gums
  • Tiredness
  • Feeling of restlessness
  • blood in vomit

About Goat milk

Goat milk is a very popular milk around the globe and is the most commonly consumed dairy also with 65% to 72% consumption around the world. Goat milk provides calories, protein, fats and other nutrients. At many places people prefer goat milk over other milk because of its nutritional properties and other benefits. It comes with many benefits and they are as follows:

  • The goat milk can be easily digested
  •  It causes less allergy as opposed to other milk
  •  It is good for your heart health

Nutrition Information                                                                      

Whole goat milk contains the following:

  • Calories is 168
  •  Protein is 9 grams
  •  Fat is 10 grams
  •  Carbohydrates is 11 grams
  •  Fibre is 0 grams
  • Sugar is 11 grams

Apart from that, Goat milk is an excellent source of the given nutrients:

  • Protein
  • Calcium
  • Potassium
  • Phosphorus
  • Magnesium

Goat milk has a lot of vitamin A, the presence of vitamin A in your diet can help you in saving your eyes from the risk of cataracts, certain forms of cancer, and measles in children.

Importance of Goat milk

Goat milk is great when it comes to maintaining a balance of body fluid. With the presence of minerals such as iron, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus It helps in metabolism. Apart from these, goat milk is greatly helpful in many other ways as it helps in better nutrient utilization and digestion.

As it can be easily digested and has better digestive properties than other types of milk, the human babies, who need milk in case they are unable to be fed by their mothers, are provided with goat milk.

The major difference in goat and cow milk is fat globules which makes goat milk easily digestible compared to cow’s milk. Furthermore, if you are allergic to cow milk nothing can be better than goat milk.  It is used as a substitute for people who are sensitive to cow milk and can cause allergy.

What role does goat milk play in controlling dengue fever?

In curing dengue infection goat milk products can prove to be highly beneficial . During Dengue fever one may experience very high fever, deficiency of Selenium and reduced platelet count. This is one of the biggest complications when we talk about Dengue fever. Apart from other benefits, Goat milk has approximately 27% more Selenium than cow milk. Goat milk and its products can prove to be highly beneficial in many ways.

Selenium is much-needed for the proper functioning of the immune system and with goat milk has considerable selenium in it is pretty much possible. Selenium also helps in preventing the development of viruses. This really helps in the recovery of the patient suffering from dengue.

Goat milk maintains the balance of fluid in the body. Other than increasing the count of platelets in the body, goat milk has other benefits as well. Several minerals such as iron, calcium, phosphorus and magnesium can be easily digested and utilized metabolically, it helps in blood clotting regulation in the body, also helps in the prevention of disease like anaemia and also remains the best option for those who have an allergy to cow milk.

Ayurveda also supports the consumption of goat milk in your diet for treating Dengue because of various goat milk benefits.

Measure to  be taken to fight dengue

  • Cleanliness should be maintained
  • Proper disposal of waste should be maintained and propagated
  • Clean and cover the water storage containers
  • Take immediate medical help in case you find the symptoms of dengue in a person


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