5 dengue prevention tips you must follow this monsoon season

Dengue fever is a viral disease carried by mosquitoes, specifically Aedes aegypti. Symptoms include a high temperature, severe headache, eye pain, joint and muscle pain, rash and minor bleeding. Because there is a lot of stagnant water during the monsoon season, which gives mosquitoes the perfect environment for breeding, there is a higher likelihood of dengue fever.

Here are 5 dengue prevention tips you must follow this monsoon season


1. Use mosquito repellents

Remember to put on bug repellent to both your skin and your clothing. It has been shown that insect repellents containing DEET, picaridin, or lemon eucalyptus oil work well.

2. Use mosquito nets

Making sure your windows and doors have screens fitted is another thing you could do to lessen the amount of mosquitoes around. To increase sleeping safety, cover beds, especially for infants and young children, with mosquito nets.

3. Cover yourself

To reduce the amount of skin exposed when mosquitoes are most active, wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks and shoes.

4. Remove standing water

Mosquitoes breed in stagnant water, especially those carrying the dengue virus. Check your home’s surroundings on a regular basis for any places where water can collect, such as plant saucers, buckets and old tyres. Make sure that the drains are clear and empty these containers on a regular basis.

5. Keep surroundings clean

Keeping the area around you clean helps to reduce mosquito breeding areas. To stop water accumulation, dispose of trash properly and clean gutters on a regular basis. Keeping your surrounding area clean will greatly lower your chance of getting dengue.

Disclaimer: Tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general information purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or a dietician before starting any fitness programme or making any changes to your diet.