After prevention, it is also important to be aware of the symptoms and signs of dengue fever and DHF
Jakarta (ANTARA) – You can prevent dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF), one of which is by diligently cleaning the house including draining or replacing bathtub water and closing all clean water storage areas.
Doctor Vito Anggarino Damay warned that mosquitoes carrying dengue viruses generally live in and around housing, breed in standing water, including in car tires.
“Places or rubbish that can hold water, especially during the rainy season, can become mosquito breeding grounds for laying eggs and breeding,” he told ANTARA recently.
At least once a week, clean up empty containers and those used to hold water, such as planting containers and flower vases.
If you are raising animals, you should regularly clean the animal drinking area to prevent dengue fever and DHF.
In addition, avoid mosquito bites ie do not pile up clothes or unused items. Mosquito Aedes aegypti who transmit the dengue virus from one person to another tend to like the scent of the human body.
At home, you can use mosquito coils. Then for your skin, use it lotion mosquito repellent that contains at least 10 percent concentration of DEET.
Page Mayo Clinic noted, mosquitoes that carry the most active dengue virus from dawn to dusk, but they can also bite at night. When you go to areas where there might be mosquitoes, wear long sleeves, long pants, socks, and shoes.
Another thing you can do, coordinate with the neighborhood association (RT) is to ask for it fogging especially during dengue and dengue fever season like lately.
“After prevention, it is also important to be aware of the symptoms and signs of dengue fever and DHF,” said Vito.
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