Badminton Star HS Prannoy Down with Dengue, Pulls Out of China and Korea Open

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Mosquito-borne diseases, spread during the monsoon, have become a cause of worry for many. With the rains, the uninvited vector-borne diseases have become a menace for people globally. The monsoon diseases, including malaria, dengue, chikungunya, and Zika, are creating havoc worldwide affecting millions worldwide. Now, it turns out, Indian sportsman HS Prannoy too has been affected by the mosquito-borne disease, dengue.

On Monday, the Indian Badminaton star took to Twitter to give an update on his health. He tweeted, “Quick update- Would be out of action for unpredictable days after being diagnosed with dengue. Will not be a part of Indian team for China and Korea open next week. Hopefully can get back to good health ASAP. 2019 Year oru reksha Illa mone #nallabesttime.”

Prannoy has been plagued with various health issues since last August. The star had issues related to gut and breathing. Now, after reports of him being diagnosed has been out, the Badminton player will be missing the 2019 China Open, which will be held at Changzhou, Jiangsu from September 17 to September 22. Following it, he will also miss on the 2019 Korea Open, which will be held at Incheon, South Korea from September 24 to September 29.

For the unaware, dengue is a mosquito-borne disease which is caused by the dengue virus (DENV). Also known as backbone fever, Dengue is spread by several species of female mosquitoes of the Aedes type, principally A. aegypti.

The symptoms of dengue typically begin three to fourteen days after infection. This may include a high fever, headache, vomiting, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash. Recovery generally takes two to seven days.

In the last few days, Telangana seems to be the worst affected state in India due to dengue. While the preventive measures are being taking place in the state, the increase seems to be unstoppable. In fact, all the four variants of dengue virus (DENV1, DENV 2, DENV3 and DENV4) have been found in the dengue cases in Hyderabad.