When it comes to mosquitoes, there’s always a common fear among people of contracting either malaria or dengue. If you are someone living in the city, the chances of dengue are much more than that of malaria.
Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease, that is known to be more common in cities, especially with places of tropical climate. Malaria is commonly found in villages as opposed to Dengue which gets frequent cases from the urban population.
The female Aedes mosquito is the prime suspect in carrying and spreading the dengue virus. This breed of mosquito is known to thrive in clean water. This makes it a cause for concern during the monsoons, as there is no shortage of supply for fresh water.
This breed of mosquito is also understood to be active during the daytime, as opposed to many thinking instead of night time. More than protecting yourself, the primary concern should be to make sure that areas in the house, on the inside and outside are free of spots that could collect water and be there for a prolonged period, for it could become the breeding grounds for the dangerous Female Aedes mosquito breed.
So while monsoons could bring us joy, it could also become a playground for dengue to spread. The feature of any monsoon is the abundant supply of fresh water and this is where the Female Aedes mosquito thrives in, especially finding its victims in the morning hours.
Information on Dengue Fever
After the patient suffers the bite of the female Aedes mosquito, it takes a period of 4-10 days for the virus to incubate and only after that point that a flu-like symptom starts to show up. This is then identified as a high-grade fever that could last for nearly 2-7 days and in many cases even longer.
In many cases of acute dengue, there are chances of the person becoming highly critical and there have been cases where the ultimate result has been death.
Symptoms of Dengue
- High fever
- Severe headaches
- Extreme eye pain
- Joint and muscle pain
- Loss of appetite
Other symptoms include
- High fever
- Damage to the blood vessel
- Enlargement of the liver
- Circulatory system failure.
For dengue, there has been no breakthrough in finding the exact remedy to solve the disease. Instead, doctors focus a lot on curing the symptoms that dengue produces, and make use of many painkillers, antipyretics, fluids and in general suggest plenty of bed rest. The virus is such that no antibiotics or steroids work against it, and if dengue is left untreated it could lead to further, more complicated stages like dengue hemorrhagic syndrome and dengue shock syndrome.
So while we know that there is no actual cure or medicines directed towards solving the dengue puzzle, it’s imperative that we, as individuals take the first measure and protect ourselves, our family and ensure the following tips are followed carefully.
Ensure surroundings within the house and outside of it are as clean as possible. =Unclean spaces are the no.1 reasons for the rise of mosquitos. Cleaning your thrash and ensuring open pots and holes are closed in a timely and more appropriately, it would provide the surroundings with a base of cleanliness.
Ensure water doesn’t log
Waterlogging, even in the smallest amounts could be the next breeding ground for the dangerous Aedes mosquitos. The female ones, in particular, are known to breed and spread the dengue virus to humans with bites. So make sure, spaces, where there is possible water, could accumulate, like tyres, backyards, front yards etc are always cleaned, and the water drained out.
Using mosquito repellent at all times
With the primary cause of dengue being a mosquito, it’s necessary that one take reasonable measures to avoid a bite at all costs. Mosquito repellents work just fine, and regular application of the same will ensure you are risk-free from a bite.
Consult a pest control division
Pest control professionals are aware of the dangers and know precisely the s[pot one should look for. These spots are often missed by most and thus taking their help will avert not only the dangers of dengue but also many other problems and diseases monsoon gives rise to.
Clothes and perfumes
Mosquitos are known to be attracted by certain habits and things human beings tend to like the most. For instance, research talks about how mosquitos are attracted towards dark coloured clothes. Also, they are very much attracted to perfumes and scents that we like to apply regularly. So while it could be impossible to take care of these aspects, one can try and for most days in the monsoon comply with the instructions.
Dengue once affected could become an ordeal till the time the person recovers from it. The best way to avoid being affected by the dengue virus is to protect yourself and follow the best tips mentioned above to curb the problem at home. In the end, even if it does affect it could be beyond your control. However, these tips are highly useful in keeping the female Aedes mosquitos out of reach and provide the first line of protection from dengue.
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