Dengue fever, is back!

21 Oct

Yes,to our utter surprise the dengue virus spread by the bite of an Aedes mosquito is back in town. According to The News, dengue virus takes the life of a woman and 29 more tested positive.
aedes mosquito

To prevent the spread of dengue fever, you must first prevent the breeding of its vector, the Aedes mosquitoes. The Aedes mosquito is easily identifiable by its distinctive black and white stripes on their body. It prefers to breed in clean, stagnant water easily found in our homes. You can get rid of the Aedes mosquito by frequently checking and removing stagnant water in your premises.

Use bednets, spray sufficient amount of Mortein Mosquito killer or a similar insecticide in your bedroom before going to bed, cover water jars if any, wear mosquiot repellent lotion, every other day change water in flower vases. Clean and scrub the inner sides of vases. Wash roots of flowers and plants thoroughly as mosquito eggs can stick to them easily and read this – Dengue facts to safeguard your family against this deadly fever.

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5 Responses to “Dengue fever, is back!”

  1. Farah October 22, 2007 at 10:31 AM #

    since there is no particular treatment nor vaccines available for this horrible disease all that the masses ought to do is to practice the above precautionary measures.
    dengue is mostly prevalent in backward localities where sanitary conditions are poor.
    everyone ought to be cautious n also make others aware of this deadly mosquito.

  2. karl October 23, 2007 at 11:51 PM #

    i wonder how the hack this damn mosquito has still managed to alive after drinking so much cold bloods of us DHEET PAKIS, kash ye bhi karachi blast mai chal basta manhoos kahin ka

  3. khawab November 2, 2007 at 10:57 AM #

    huh dengue fever…..n u want me to come to pak…..
    no way….

    abi main ne zindagi main dehka hi kea hai….
    i still wana live

  4. NAWEED December 1, 2008 at 11:18 PM #

    government should take such serious steps for this because dangy virus is created for mosquito so close the mainholes spray on them

  5. leemz December 5, 2008 at 1:16 PM #

    With due respect Naweed,i think govt. has done enough to educate people about dengue fever. But the problem lies with us, we don’t take much care of everything around us, like dengue fever is caused by the culprit who breeds in fresh water, not stagnant one, to we should watch out for in-door plant pots, fountains or fresh-water ponds and all that jazz.

    It’s high to do something on our own than blaming the govt. Hope you catch my drift!

    stay beautiful!

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