Advantages And Disadvantages Of Dengue Fever

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SEM Level Who. A potential intervention would be to target upper-class individuals on a community level. Because dengue fever is stigmatized as a virus prevalent in the poor, this group has a low perceived susceptibility of dengue, a lack of engagement in community preventative efforts, and fewer interventions that target their cohort. Based on these, the higher income level has a higher risk of dengue compared to low-and-middle-income levels. How. Education. Since this targeted group has been subject to the societal idea that dengue fever largely affects the poor, they do not believe they have a high susceptibility for dengue virus. Furthermore, many interventions are designed for lower income groups, and these interventions are not …show more content…
One disadvantage is the high likelihood that there will be at least one household in the community who does not feel the need to participate, despite education and motivation. This could occur because the head of the household is not in the pre-action stage of behavior change, so they are unlikely to flip into action. Another disadvantage is that there is no guarantee that education and motivation of this group will have a large impact on controlling dengue virus. For instance, dengue mosquitoes may find new areas to breed that are undiscovered by the community, or infected mosquitoes from another community could fly over to …show more content…
Because of emerging problems like rapid urbanization, climate change, and adaptations of the mosquito, dengue fever is spreading out of the tropics and into developed cities and nations. About 40% of the world’s population lives at risk of infection (Mulligan et al., 2012a, p. 407). Since dengue fever affects such a large population, there are many populations at-risk. Adults in low quality neighborhoods are the most likely to contract it; children, older adults, and people with co-morbidities are the most likely to die from dengue (Khormi & Kumar, 2011; Karunakaran et al.,

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