Let's Prevent Dengue!

Here Are The Facts?


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The Aedes Aegypti Mosquito causes Dengue. The mosquito is a domestic pest and lays its eggs in water containers.

Dengue fever and Dengue Haemorrahgic Fever (DHF) can spread quickly, affecting many people and resulting in illness and loss of life.

What Is Dengue Fever?


Dengue Fever is a serious viral disease caused by the bite of an infected Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

Dengue Fever causes a severe flu-like illness, affecting both children and adults.

Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever is a more severe form of dengue. It causes bleeding and death. DHF can be very serious in affected persons.

What Are Signs of Dengue?


Dengue Fever may cause:
  • Sudden high fever
  • Severe headache, especially in the forehead
  • Pain behind eyes, which worsen with eye movement
  • Muscle and joint pains
  • Loss of appetite
  • Measles-like rash over chest and upper limbs
  • Nausea and vomiting

Here Are The Facts?


The Aedes Aegypti Mosquito causes Dengue. The mosquito is a domestic pest and lays its eggs in water containers.

Dengue fever and Dengue Haemorrahgic Fever (DHF) can spread quickly, affecting many people and resulting in illness and loss of life.

What Is Dengue Fever?


Dengue Fever is a serious viral disease caused by the bite of an infected Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

Dengue Fever causes a severe flu-like illness, affecting both children and adults.

Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever is a more severe form of dengue. It causes bleeding and death. DHF can be very serious in affected persons.

What Are Signs of Dengue?


Dengue Fever may cause:
  • Sudden high fever
  • Severe headache, especially in the forehead
  • Pain behind eyes, which worsen with eye movement
  • Muscle and joint pains
  • Loss of appetite
  • Measles-like rash over chest and upper limbs
  • Nausea and vomiting
DHF may cause similar symptoms, plus:
  • Severe and continuous stomach pains
  • Pale, cold, moist skin
  • Vomiting (bringing up blood)
  • Sleepiness and restlessness
  • Constant crying (children)
  • Dry mouth
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fainting
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should see your doctor immediately.

How is Dengue Spread?


The mosquito gets infected with the dengue virus when it bites a person who already has dengue of DHF. For about a week the virus multiplies inside the mosquito, after which it bites a healthy person, who soon develops symptoms of dengue fever.

The Mosquito Lives:


Indoors: In closets and dark places
Outdoors: In cool shady areas

They breed in any container that can hold water - water barrels, drums, flower vases, plant saucers, soak away, old tires, even tree stumps with holes in them.

You Can Prevent Dengue!


  • Cover or close water containers tightly.
  • Turn empty containers face down.
  • Seal septic tanks and soak-away properly.
  • Dispose of garbage properly - water can collect and mosquitoes will bread in cans and bottles.
  • Remove water in plant pot plates. Clean and scrub the plate thoroughly to remove mosquito eggs.
  • Every other day change water in flower vases. Clean and scrub the inner sides of vases.

Warning!


You cannot tell if the mosquito is infected with dengue. That is why you must take precautions.
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