How to Prevent Dengue Fever Dengue is indeed a serious concern, but there are several preventive measures you can take to reduce the risk of contracting it. Here are some helpful tips:
1. Eliminate mosquito breeding sites: Mosquitoes that carry dengue breed in stagnant water. Regularly check your surroundings and remove any standing water, such as in flower pots, buckets, or discarded tires.
2. Use mosquito repellent: Apply a mosquito repellent containing DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus to exposed skin when you’re outdoors, especially during the day when dengue mosquitoes are most active.
3. Wear protective clothing: When you’re in areas prone to dengue, wear long-sleeved shirts, long pants, socks, and shoes to minimize exposed skin.
4. Keep windows and doors closed: Use screens on windows and doors to prevent mosquitoes from entering your living spaces. If available, use air conditioning to keep the indoor environment cool.
5. Practice good hygiene: Regularly clean your living spaces and keep them free of dust and clutter. Mosquitoes can hide in dark corners and small spaces.
6. Support community efforts: Participate in local initiatives to control mosquito populations, such as community clean-up drives or insecticide spraying campaigns.
7. Stay informed: Pay attention to dengue alerts or warnings issued by local health authorities. Stay updated on the latest prevention techniques and treatment options.
Remember, prevention is key when it comes to dengue. By taking these precautions, you can significantly reduce the risk of contracting the disease. Stay safe and keep your surroundings mosquito-free! If you have any more questions, feel free to ask.
Health officials report activity nationwide in Mexico with more than 9,390 confirmed cases of Dengue (59,037 probable cases) reported from Jan. 1-Aug. 14. This is more than 3.3 times higher than the 2,886 cases reported over a similar period in 2022. Quintana Roo (1,966 confirmed cases) is the most affected state, followed by Veracruz (1,738 confirmed cases), Yucatan (1,669 confirmed cases), Puebla (820 confirmed cases), and Morelos (730 confirmed cases). Health officials urge anyone experiencing dengue fever symptoms to seek immediate medical treatment. This represents the most complete information available as of Aug. 18.
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