Wear clothing that covers arms and legs
To avoid mosquito bites, wear clothes that will cover the arms and legs such. Reduced skin exposure will lessen the risk of mosquito bites.
Use insect sprays and bug killers
If there is a high rate of mosquito infestation in your area, you can use bug sprays to help kill mosquitos and other harmful pests inside your home. Make sure you protect yourself from inhaling the insect spray by wearing a mask. When fumigating your home, ask other family members, especially children, pregnant women, elderly, or persons with high-risk health conditions to stay away until the fumes of the spray fade. Wash your hands after using the spray.
Use insect repellents and mosquito patches
For extra protection, apply insect repellent on exposed skin. Remember to read and follow label instructions. Do not apply on the hands, mouth, eyes or irritated skin. Do not apply under clothing. Reapply insect repellent as often as directed. You can also attach mosquito patches on clothes or on nearby items to repel mosquitos.
Make a checklist before traveling
Research the risk of contracting dengue fever in any place you might travel to. Pack a handy first aid kit including insect repellents or bug sprays. Protect yourself from insect bites by packing clothes that will cover exposed skin. Apply insect repellent when needed.
Dengue virus can infect anyone. With early detection, cases with mild symptoms can be treated. But severe dengue fever cases are considered a medical emergency.
Dengue can be dangerous and even fatal especially to children, elderly, pregnant women, and people with existing health conditions.
You have to take the necessary steps to prevent dengue infection. Make sure you keep your homes clean, dry, and free of breeding sites for mosquitos. If people keep their neighborhoods clean, it may help stop dengue outbreaks from occurring. Protect yourself, your family and the people around you from dengue fever.
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