Measures Against Dengue Fever

What measures should we take t prevent dengue fever when travelling? At present, no effective vaccine for dengue fever is available. The best way to prevent dengue fever is to avoid mosquito bites. To combat infection, travelers to endemic areas are suggested to take the folowing protective measures: 1. Wear light-coloured long-sleeved shirts and long […]

Dengue Fever Area

Where are the endemic areas of dengue fever? Dengue is endemic in tropical and sub-tropical regions namely South-east Asia, South Asia, Pacific Islands, Central and South America, where the prevalence of dengue is rising. People should therefore remain vigilant against dengue fever when traveling to these regions. Dengue is perennial in tropical region. Generally, the […]

What are the symptoms of dengue fever?

Anyone feeling unwell within one month after returning from their trip, especially with the symptoms below, should consult a doctor as soon as possible and provide details of their travel history to the doctor. At the same time, protect yourself, your family and colleagues by avoiding mosquito bites. 1. Fever; 2. Headache, joint and muscle […]

How should we use insect repellents properly

How should we use insect repellents properly? Insect repellents are available in various forms and concentrations. Repellents containing DEET or diethyltoluamide are effective and widely used. Insect repellents are available as liquids and creams. The following precautions are recommended when using repellents: 1. Apply repellent only when going outdoors. 2. Choose repellents with appropriate DEET […]