- by Dr Gowher Yusuf
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- Jun 16 2017
Prevention: Dengue Fever
- Prophylaxis consists of avoiding mosquito bites through the use of insecticides, repellents, body covering with clothing, screening of houses, and destruction of A. aegypti breeding sites.
- If water storage is mandatory, a tight fitting lid or a thin layer of oil may prevent egg laying or hatching. A larvicide, such as Abate is available as a 1 % sand-granule and effective at a concentration of 1 part per million, may be added safely to drinking water.
- Ultra-low-volume spray equipment effectively dispenses the adulticide Malathion from truck or airplane for rapid intervention during an epidemic.
- Only personal anti-mosquito measures are effective against mosquitoes in the field, forest, or jungle.
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