Presentation on theme: "Dengue Fever What you need to know…. What is dengue fever? Dengue Fever is an illness caused by infection with a virus transmitted by the Aedes Aegypti."— Presentation transcript:
Characteristics of the Aedes Mosquito One distinct physical feature – black and white stripes on its body and legs. Bites during the day. Lays its eggs in clean, stagnant water. Close-up of an Aedes mosquito
Only the female Aedes mosquito feeds on blood. This is because they need the protein found in blood to produce eggs. Male mosquitoes feed only on plant nectar. On average, a female Aedes mosquito can lay about 300 eggs during her life span of 14 to 21 days. Do you know…
1-2 days Stagnant water Pupae 4-5 days Life cycle of the Aedes Mosquito LarvaeEggs 2-3 days
How Do Aedes Mosquitoes Transmit Disease... Mosquito bites and sucks blood containing the virus from an infected person. Virus is carried in its body. And passes the virus to healthy people when it bites them.
Do you know… Dengue Fever (DF) and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) are the most common mosquito-borne viral diseases in the world. It can be fatal.
Remove water from flowerpot plates on alternate days.
Turn over all pails and water storage containers.
Unwanted items Do not litter. Rubbish such as cups and bottles can collect rain water and breed mosquitoes.
Spread the dengue prevention message to others… Let your family, friends and neighbours know about the dangers of breeding Mosquitoes!!
How to prevent Mosquito bites Using Mosquito repellant lotions/sprays Staying indoors two hours after sunrise and before sunset Long sleeved shirts and full trousers Use of net while sleeping
Dos & Donts for Patients Adequate bed rest Adequate fluid intake Take Paracetamol (not more than 4g /day) Tepid sponging in case of high fever Sleep under mosquito net Do not take Brufen/Ibuprufen, Aspirin Antibiotics are not required
Eradication Using sprays indoors and at possible breeding places
For more information http://www.cdc.gov/Dengue/
It is Allah, who gives cure when we fall sick SO seek His help through –Dhikr & Supplications –Prayer and Recitation of Quran –Patience And Remember