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Jul 22, 2021
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What is DENGUE???
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease in terms of human morbidity and mortality in Malaysia and also can be found in tropical and sub-tropical climates worldwide, mostly in urban and semi-urban areas.
The viruses are transmitted to humans through the bites of infected Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus female mosquito that have previously bitten an infected person. 

Dengue fever causes a high fever and any of the following signs and symptoms:


  • Headache.

  • Muscle, bone or joint pain.

  • High fever (40°C)

  • Nausea and Vomiting.

  • Pain behind the eyes.

  • Swollen glands.

  • Rash.

Things you can do to prevent getting and spreading dengue :

1. Prevent Aedes mosquitoes from breeding :

  • Collect all unwanted containers that can hold water (such as cans and bottles) and dispose them in a way that they would not continue to collect water.

  • Change water and scrub the insides of flower vases once a week.

  • Clean plant pot plates and scrub thoroughly to remove Aedes mosquito eggs once a week.

  • Cover all water containers, or

    • Add larvicides according to the recommended dose in the label.

    • Change water and scrub the insides of all water containers once a week.

2. Keep adult mosquitoes away :

  • Destroy adult Aedes mosquitoes by using aerosol insect repellant, but be careful in using them in the presence of young children and old people;
  • Wear full sleeves clothes and long dresses to cover as much of your body as possible;
  • Use mosquito coils and electric vapour mats during the daytime also to prevent dengue;
  • Use mosquito nets to protect children, old people and others who may rest during the day;
  • Get advice from Pest Management Advisor for better control.


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