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Smile India Trust Saving Hopes: Protecting Lives from Dengue: National Dengue Day

National Dengue Day

There are numerous diseases in our environment, such as allergies, infections, and more. However, the most severe of them is dengue, which is something no one would ever want to suffer from. Unfortunately, in India, the majority of people still suffer from this disease, which is prevalent. The concern is that the community is not adequately aware of its causes and precautions. That’s where Smile India Trust comes in to manage this issue and save lives from dengue to make a healthy and strong society. Today, we will discuss what dengue is, its causes, and precautions, On the occasion of National Dengue Day, I would like to tell you about Smile India Trust and what they do to combat this hazard.

National Dengue Day: An alarm to stay alert

National Dengue Day is an important annual event that aims to spread awareness about dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease that affects millions of people worldwide. This event is observed on the 16th of May, and it brings together governments, health organizations, and communities to emphasize the significance of prevention, early detection, and control measures.

Through educational campaigns, collaborations, and public engagements, National Dengue Day aims to reduce the impact of dengue on global health and promote a safer, healthier environment for all.

Dengue cases worldwide

  • Dengue infects up to 400 million people annually, resulting in approximately 100 million illnesses and 40,000 deaths from severe dengue.
  • Dengue fever is a rapidly spreading disease, with cases increasing from 505,430 in 2000 to 5.2 million in 2019. The highest number of cases was reported in 2023, with over 6.5 million cases and 7,300 deaths. Dengue fever is endemic in over 100 countries, with Asia representing 70% of the global disease burden.
  • Dengue fever is spreading to new areas in Europe, the Eastern Mediterranean, and South America. In 2023, the Americas reported 4.5 million cases, and Asia reported a high number of cases in countries such as Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

What is the current status of dengue?

  • In 2024, there were 5 million cases of dengue globally, causing over 2,000 deaths. Europe had no non-travel-related dengue cases.

What is dengue, and what causes it?

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease caused by any one of the four dengue virus stereotypes: Den-1, Den-2, Den-3, and Den-4. It is primarily transmitted by the Aedesaegypti and Aedesalbopictus mosquito species. These tiny insects carry the virus from one host to another. When an infected mosquito bites a person, it injects the virus into the person’s bloodstream, leading to dengue infection.

The disease can manifest as a mild flu-like illness or progress to severe forms like dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome, which can be life-threatening if not properly managed. Prevention measures include controlling mosquito breeding sites, using insect repellents, and ensuring access to clean water and sanitation.

What are the symptoms that your body can exhibit when suffering from dengue?

Dengue fever is a viral infection that can cause a range of symptoms. These may include high fever, severe headaches, joint and muscle pain, nausea, vomiting, skin rashes, and mild bleeding such as nose or gum bleeding.

In severe cases, dengue fever can lead to dangerous drops in blood pressure, hemorrhagic fever, and organ impairment. If you suspect that you or someone you know may have dengue fever. It is crucial to seek medical attention right away to receive proper care and treatment.

What measures can we take to stay safe from dengue?

To protect yourself from dengue, it is crucial to follow some preventive measures. These include maintaining a clean environment to minimize mosquito breeding sites, regularly emptying standing water in containers, flower pots, and other storage units, and using mosquito nets, especially for children and elderly individuals.

Additionally, you can apply insect repellents to exposed skin and use mosquito repellent sprays in your living spaces, kitchen, garden, and overall house. You can also practice good personal hygiene, including regular hand washing and wearing protective clothing outdoors.

Smile India Trust is taking initiative to provide a secure life by countering dengue.

Our organization, Smile India Trust, is dedicated to helping the community, especially on the occasion of National Dengue Day. We aim to uplift the lives of the poor, who have been suffering from helplessness.

Through various initiatives. We strive to create a strong and healthy country by teaching people about precautions and training them to secure their surroundings and prevent dengue.

Steps to eliminate dengue

  • As a Smile India Trust NGO. We spread awareness about dengue in areas such as slums and rural areas where the chances of getting dengue are high due to inconsistent hygiene and an unhealthy environment.
  • We educate people on how to keep their water containers clean and not store water in them for too long. As stagnant water can produce 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 help people understand the importance of wearing protective clothing. Especially during the day. By covering their bodies with full clothing to protect themselves from mosquito bites, which usually occur on the knees.


On this National Dengue Day, Smile India Trust is making a positive impact and saving lives. As responsible citizens, it is crucial to take care of our hygiene and surroundings, as dengue can be life-threatening. It is better to take precautions before it affects you. Our organization believes in this and is working for the welfare of society and its people.

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