Dengue prevention

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Dengue prevention

  1. 1. What we must know and do?<br />Dengue Prevention<br />
  2. 2. Dengue Fever - Defination<br />Dengue fever is an illness caused by infection with virus transmitted by the Aedes mosquito<br />
  3. 3. Symptoms<br />
  4. 4. Important Information<br />Dengue fever and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever are the most common mosquito borne viral disease in the world. And they can be really fatal.<br />
  5. 5. Aedes Mosquito<br />It has black and white strips on body and legs, that is the main distinct physical feature<br />It bites during day time<br />It lays eggs in clean and stagnant water. <br />
  6. 6. Only the female Aedes Mosquito feeds on blood because they need the protein found in blood to produce eggs.<br />male mosquitoes feed only on plant nectat.<br />A female Aedes mosquito can lay about 300 eggs on average during her life span of 14-21 days.<br />
  7. 7. Life cycle of the Aedes Mosquito<br />
  8. 8. How the diseases be transmitted <br />
  9. 9. What we can do?<br />Prevent Aedes from Breeding<br />Remove all sources of stagnant water.<br />Deny the Aedes mosquito of any chance to breed.<br />
  10. 10. Mozzie Wipe out Exercise<br />
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  16. 16. If you are leaving home for few days<br />Cover all toilet bowls in your home<br />Seal off the overflow pipe of the flushing cistern<br />Cover all gully/floor traps<br />Add sand granular insecticide to places that mosquitoes could otentially breed.<br />Clear blockages and add Bti insecticide in roof gutters.<br />Turn over all water storage containers.<br />Ask a relative or close friend to check your home regulary for stagnat water if you are going for longer time.<br />Leave your contact details with your neighbours or the nearest Police station so that you can be reached in case of emergency.<br />
  17. 17. Spread the word<br />Let your friends, family, and neighbours know about the dangers of breeding Mozzies<br />
  18. 18. More information on this can be reached at http://www.Dengue.Gov.SG<br />

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