It is very important to know about these precautions to reduce the chances of contracting dengue fever.
Dengue cases are on the rise in the Delhi National Capital Region (NCR), and urgent measures are needed to prevent its further spread. The current number of confirmed cases in Delhi NCR this season has already crossed 300, and it is estimated that the number will continue to rise in the coming weeks.
It is important to understand and implement preventive measures to reduce the risk of dengue. The first step is to protect yourself from mosquito bites by wearing appropriate clothing, using mosquito repellents, and maintaining a clean environment, including removing standing water.
Another key strategy is to eliminate mosquito breeding sites such as emptying containers such as flower pots and watering cans, sealing them tightly, and using drip irrigation for plants. Keeping your surroundings clean and clutter-free is also very important to prevent mosquito breeding.
Finally, make sure you get a dengue vaccination if you live in an area where the virus is endemic. The dengue vaccine is accessible in many countries and acts as an additional layer of protection against the virus. Nevertheless, it is important to follow the precautions mentioned earlier, even after vaccination.
Dengue can pose a serious threat to health if not treated promptly, making it important to initiate preventive measures without delay. By following these simple steps you can protect yourself and your family from dengue infection. Prioritize your well-being and safety!
First Published: 22 Sep 2023, 11:23 IST
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