Dengue is all over the town now. It’s high time that we start taking measures to prevent it.
A few very important facts first…
- Children, adults, elderly, all are equally at risk of getting dengue.
- You can get dengue more than once.
- There is no vaccination for dengue.
- Dengue does not spread through food, water, air or touch. It only spreads through the bite of an infected female mosquito, called Aedes aegypti.
So, without further ado, let’s get to it!
Prevent mosquito bite.
Inside The House:
- Keep your house clean. Dirt attracts mosquitoes.
- Don’t store used or wet clothes.
- Keep your trash can closed.
- Clean your swimming pool regularly.
- Use mosquito nets in your windows.
- Use mosquito nets in your children’s bed as well.
- Use a mosquito repellant spray or vaporiser.
- Stay away from stagnant water.
- Check the plant pots, behind your refrigerator, air cooler, etc.
Outside The House:
- Avoid living near stagnant water like pond, unattended well, open drainage.
- Use mosquito repellent cream, lotion or spray when spending time outdoors.
- Wear clothes that cover your skin the most.
- Always carry a topical mosquito repellent.
If you experience a fever for more than a day, consult a physician immediately. When left untreated, dengue can become life-threatening very soon.