Symptoms of Dengue FeverExample of a skin rash due to dengue fever
Do you know…•Dengue fever and dengue haemorrhagic fever are themost common mosquito-borne viral disease in the world.•Only the female mosquito feeds on blood. This isbecause they need the protein found in blood to produceeggs. Male mosquitoes feed only on plant nectar.•The mosquito is attracted by the body odours, carbondioxide and heat emitted from the animal or humans.•The female Aedes mosquito searches for suitable places tolay their eggs.•Aedes are day-biters, most active during dawn anddusk.
Life cycle of the Aedes mosquito1-2 days Pupae Larvae Eggs 4-5 days 2-3 days Stagnant water
How Do Aedes mosquitoes Transmit Diseases... Mozzie bites an infected personHealthy Infectedperson mozzie bitescomes down a healthywith persondenguefever
5 Easy Steps1. •Change water in vases/ bowls every other day. •Add sand granular insecticide* to water. *You can view the list of retailers carrying sand granular insecticide at the following webpage: http://www.nea.gov.sg/aedes/insecticides
5 Easy Steps2. •Remove water from flower pot plates every other day.
5 Easy Steps3. •Turn over all storage containers
5 Easy Steps4. •Inform your parents or any adults in your household to cover bamboo pole holders when not in use.
5 Easy Steps5. •Clear blockages and put Bti insecticide in roof gutters at least once a month
What Else Can You Do… Check your landscape structures for any water retention & mosquito breeding regularly. Remove these structures if possible. Add in prescribed amounts of sand granular insecticides to stagnant water.