Tip of the Day: How to Prevent Dengue Fever

vlcsnap-2013-08-13-12h44m50s3The Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are known to bite humans during the day and their most common breeding grounds are manmade containers. Therefore, it is advisable to not have any stagnant water around.

Remember to clean out empty flower pots and not to over water potted plants. If the container that contains water cannot be emptied, remember to cover it well when not in use.

Turn over empty pails and buckets, so that they do not collect excess water.

Use mosquito repellants regularly. Apply it well on all exposed areas, during the day as well as at night.

Make sure your window and door screens do not have any holes. If so, block those areas properly to eliminate mosquitoes.

If someone at home is ill with dengue, try not to let the mosquitoes bite them or others in the house.

Always sleep under a mosquito net.

If you use a cooler remember to empty out and clean the water tray regularly, even when not in use.

Always cover your trash can when not in use.

 

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