Dengue its showing mark as weather conditions and our lack of knowledge on it helping dengue to bit the life
As Twin cities has gone through worst period of rain recently. This caused lot problems to the people in many ways. We can consider health is concern we need to take as it number of small kids and other persons are increasing in hospitals to diagnose various diseases which effected due to weather effect. In that mainly “Dengue” is a word that we are all very familiar with, especially with the onset of the Monsoon! Every third day an article in the newspaper about dengue deaths leaves us a little bit more worried about our loved ones.
They say “Ignorance is bliss“. I say, not always! Instead of fretting the diseases lets empower ourselves with knowledge and create awareness about it to prevent it and protect ourselves and our loved ones.
A viral diseases caused by the bite of an infected female aedes mosquito. It is caused by any one of four closely related dengue viruses (DENV 1, DENV 2,DENV 3, or DENV 4).
An estimated 390 million dengue infections occur worldwide each year, with about 96 million resulting in illness. Most cases occur in tropical areas of the world .The Indian sub continent is one such area which is at great risk.
Symptoms of Dengue
Few of the most common symptoms of the diseases are:
Sudden, high fever
Pain behind the eyes
Severe joint and muscle pain
Skin rash, which appears two to five days after the onset of fever
Mild bleeding (such a nose bleed, bleeding gums, or easy bruising)
Diseases spread through
The diseases is spread through the bite of an infected aedes female mosquito. The virus then gets transmitted through the bloodstream. The virus also gets transmitted to her off spring via eggs.
Mosquitoes bite and suck the blood containing the virus from an infected person, and passes it on to healthy people when it bites them.
Identificaiton of an aedes mosquito
One distinct physical feature – black and white stripes on its body and legs. It mostly bites during the day and lays its eggs in clean, stagnant water.
Breeding Habitats in Homes
Flower Pot Plates / Trays
Plants (Hardened Soil and Plant Axils)
Toilet Bowl / Cistern
Breeding Habitats in Public Areas
Closed Perimeter Drains
Opened Perimeter Drains
HDB Corridor Scupper / Gullies
Preventive measures one can take
The very first thing to do is, remove all sources of stagnant water.
Keep cloves in cut lemon.
Change water in flower vases every alternate day.
Remove water from flowerpot plates regularly.
Turn over all pails and water storage containers.
Cover bamboo pail holders when not in use.
Clear blockages and put insecticide in roof gutters monthly.
Do not litter.
Using repellent – Citronella oil while mopping your floors.
Keep your doors and windows closed during late evening and early mornings.
Avoid dumping of clothes and reduce water stagnation in your home and surrounding areas.
Fogging at basement and outer areas.
Treat your premises with some insecticidal spray. ( Indoor Residual Spray)
How can we help?
Dialforfix can help keep you safe and prevent the dreaded disease from spreading, through its professional mosquito control.
Don’t wait to be infected; after all, prevention is better than cure.
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