Why does goat milk is getting attention in case of dengue fever?

Scientific India|March - April 2020

Why does goat milk is getting attention in case of dengue fever?
Dengue fever is one of the major health problems in India and worldwide as there is no effective therapy for this ailment.
Amit Kumar Singh and Dhawal Kant Yadav

However, goat milk is attaining much popularity in controlling adverse health conditions which may occur due to dengue fever. Aedes mosquitoes transmit this viral fever to humans. Unhygienic conditions near nook and corners of the locality may boost the growth of such carrier mosquitoes. This disease is common in tropical and subtropical countries such as India and other Southeast Asian nations. Each and every aged group person is affected by this disease but children under 15 yrs are more susceptible to such disease. Monocytes, macrophages, and neural cells have the receptors for virus E- protein binding. Rapid decrease in platelet counts have been seen in the case of dengue fever. The main symptoms include high body temperature, redness in eye, cold clammy skin and restlessness. In acute cases platelet count may fall below 20, 000 in which platelet transfusion may be needed.

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March - April 2020