Dengue is a disease transmitted by the bite of Aedes mosquitoes infected with the virus anti-mosquito. In addition to being a painful infection and produce a great weakness, it can result in death. When heat stations approach, it is when you most need to be prevented and informed. In this installment, you share some tips to prevent Dengue disease and keep your family safe.
Symptoms of dengue fever
Once you’ve been bitten by an infected mosquito, symptoms of Dengue usually occur about four days later.
These are the common symptoms:
- High fever
- Strong headache
- Pain behind the eyes
- Swollen glands
- Muscle and joint pain
- Sometimes rash
- Hemorrhagic fever (when it is serious)
The symptoms can easily be confused with aches associated with the flu, so it is very important that if you have travelled to a country where it has been confirmed the presence of the mosquito that transmits dengue fever, or has been confirmed in your country, you’ve done the outdoor activities and you present symptoms, you immediately go to a doctor.
How to prevent dengue fever
Unfortunately there is no vaccine or treatment possible for the Dengue virus, so prevention is a very important resource to prevent mosquito breeding.
The preventive actions that you can take are:
- Avoid stagnant water around the House.
- Remplzar vases by Sandy water.
- Do not leave water standing in pots of plants.
- Not allow to accumulate water in buckets and buckets; turn them over.
- Use repellents mosquitoes frequently several times on the day
- Place mosquito nets and watch that they do not have holes.
- Sleep under a mosquito net.
- Cover trash can.
- Place plants anti mosquitoes or products that prevent their reproduction or appearance in the House, for example:
Tulsi the windowsill plant, this plant has properties that prevent mosquito breeding. It is used as a repellent camphor. The lights in a room to attract mosquitoes, then close it completely and let the scent of camphor to act for at least 15 minutes.
Dengue fever can be prevented, just follow the recommended safety measures to prevent its spread. Don’t forget that everything that is dirty or has standing water is an ideal breeding grounds for the Dengue mosquito.