With the prevalence of dengue disease recently, Dr. Asha Samaranayake, a noted medical expert, urges the public to remain vigilant if experiencing symptoms such as fever accompanied by cough and cold. Contrary to common belief, these respiratory symptoms can also be indicative of dengue infection.
Dr. Samaranayake emphasizes that while severe fever and joint pain are recognized as common symptoms of dengue, the presence of cough and cold should not be dismissed. In some cases, these respiratory symptoms may manifest after the ingestion of the dengue virus.
“People often mistake these symptoms for a common viral fever, but it’s crucial to consider the possibility of dengue, especially in areas where the disease is prevalent,” warns Dr. Samaranayake.
Given the current season and the prevalence of various viral diseases, Dr. Samaranayake urges individuals to exercise greater caution. The overlap of symptoms among different viral infections makes it essential for people to seek medical advice and undergo blood tests, particularly if they experience fever along with cough and cold.
As the healthcare system contends with multiple viral challenges, Dr. Samaranayake’s advice serves as a timely reminder for the public to prioritize their health and take necessary precautions against the various viral threats circulating in the community.