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National Dengue Day: Prevention measures you can take to protect against the disease

Published on May 15, 2024 09:47 AM IST
  • Taking proactive steps and staying vigilant is key to safeguarding against dengue on National Dengue Day and throughout the year.
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National Dengue Day, observed annually on May 16, serves as a reminder of the importance of raising awareness and taking preventive measures against dengue fever. As the world grapples with the ongoing challenges posed by this mosquito-borne disease, it is crucial for individuals and communities to take proactive steps to protect themselves and their loved ones. Here are some effective prevention measures you can implement to safeguard against dengue:(Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on May 15, 2024 09:47 AM IST

National Dengue Day, observed annually on May 16, serves as a reminder of the importance of raising awareness and taking preventive measures against dengue fever. As the world grapples with the ongoing challenges posed by this mosquito-borne disease, it is crucial for individuals and communities to take proactive steps to protect themselves and their loved ones. Here are some effective prevention measures you can implement to safeguard against dengue:(Freepik)

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Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Grounds: Regularly inspect your surroundings and eliminate potential mosquito breeding grounds by emptying stagnant water from containers, gutters, and other areas where water can accumulate.(File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Eliminate Mosquito Breeding Grounds: Regularly inspect your surroundings and eliminate potential mosquito breeding grounds by emptying stagnant water from containers, gutters, and other areas where water can accumulate.(File Photo)

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Use Mosquito Repellents: Apply mosquito repellents containing active ingredients like DEET, picaridin, or IR3535 when going outdoors, especially during peak mosquito activity hours.(Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Use Mosquito Repellents: Apply mosquito repellents containing active ingredients like DEET, picaridin, or IR3535 when going outdoors, especially during peak mosquito activity hours.(Freepik)

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Seek Early Medical Attention: If you experience symptoms of dengue fever, such as high fever, severe headache, joint and muscle pain, or rash, seek immediate medical attention and follow the advice of healthcare professionals.(File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Seek Early Medical Attention: If you experience symptoms of dengue fever, such as high fever, severe headache, joint and muscle pain, or rash, seek immediate medical attention and follow the advice of healthcare professionals.(File Photo)

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Maintain Cleanliness and Hygiene: Practice good hygiene by keeping your surroundings clean and maintaining proper sanitation measures to discourage mosquito breeding.(Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Maintain Cleanliness and Hygiene: Practice good hygiene by keeping your surroundings clean and maintaining proper sanitation measures to discourage mosquito breeding.(Shutterstock)

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Participate in Community Efforts: Support and participate in community-based initiatives aimed at controlling and preventing dengue outbreaks, such as mosquito control programs and public awareness campaigns.(File Photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Participate in Community Efforts: Support and participate in community-based initiatives aimed at controlling and preventing dengue outbreaks, such as mosquito control programs and public awareness campaigns.(File Photo)

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Wear Protective Clothing: Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and socks when possible to minimize exposed skin and reduce the risk of mosquito bites.(Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Wear Protective Clothing: Wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and socks when possible to minimize exposed skin and reduce the risk of mosquito bites.(Freepik)

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Install Window and Door Screens: Ensure that windows and doors have tight-fitting screens to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.(AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Install Window and Door Screens: Ensure that windows and doors have tight-fitting screens to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home.(AFP)

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