Posted On Dec 24, 2019

Department of

Manipal Hospitals

Dengue, which is also known popularly as the break bone fever, can often lead to sever implications, considering its highly infectious nature and its immense applicability in various joint pains, skin rashes, etc. When this disease goes untreated in the right manner, it may also lead to dengue hemorrhagic fever, which proves fatal to the corresponding victim. Sadly, there is no particular vaccine developed against this disease and the most we can do is to try and avoid it in all possible ways. Listed below are a few effective ways, through which we can prevent ourselves from getting infected with the same.

Know your enemy:

Dengue is usually spread through the bite of Aedes mosquito, especially when it acts as the carrier of the particular disease- causing virus. When the mosquito bites you, you get injected with some special venom, after which, it sucks your blood. Primarily, the disease finds its transmission in these criteria and subsequently leads to a dengue infection. Hence, proper knowledge of all possible ways of infection can keep you from getting exposed to the same.

Remove their biological habitats:

Mosquitoes usually breed in stagnant water systems. So, in case, you happen to have stagnant water bodies like clogged drains or unused pools near your house, or in your surroundings, simply spray them with necessary medication (insecticides) to prevent the breeding ground from hatching itself.

Be careful of your outdoor plans:
Planning any day out especially during the rainy season is definitely going to end up risking you with life-threatening dengue infection. Also, make sure to opt for those places which are clean and devoid of the specific mosquito habitat.

Keep your surroundings clean:

Clear your nearby habitat and your home with mosquito repellants and insecticides. If you want to go for the natural way, simply introduce those superior species such as crustaceans which feed on the mosquitoes. This will help clear off their natural habitat, thus providing for a safer surrounding on the whole.

Repel mosquitoes:

It is essential that you use highly effective mosquito repellents and creams, no matter what time of day it is. This will keep those virus infected mosquitoes from feeding off on you and transmitting diseases to your body.
Proof your home well

Light up your home:

Mosquitoes usually prefer damp and dark places. Have your home filled with streaming sunlight. The added benefit? This will keep off the virus breeding mosquitoes from camping up in your home. Also, have the mosquito screens handy, if required, and make sure the windows and doors are closed during the night to prevent potential mosquito invasion.

Dress smart:

This is highly essential to prevent the dengue virus from actually invading you through the help of mosquitoes. Cover up every inch of your body when in or near such potential breeding grounds. Your clothes will act as an outer sheath, preventing you from significant exposure to the mosquito invasion, thus keeping you safe and sound.