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Infographic Dengue- PSRI multi-specialty hospital

As you know Dengue fever has taken its toll on Delhi and recently a 12 year old died of it in the capital. Also, we have seen last week Priyanka Vadra (Gandhi) to be the recent victim of the Dengue fever who had undergone treatment at a Delhi hospital. Dengue is spreading faster than last year and is emerging as a viral disease in many parts of the world as well.

For easy understanding of the readers and people at large, PSRI multi-specialty have created an infographic on Dengue which include its symptoms, prevention and treatment. It will be great you can use it for your esteem publication.

Also, please find below few preventive and control measures by Dr. Manish Mohil Senior Consultant, Internal Medicine, Pushpawati Singhania Research Institute Multi-specialty Hospital that can be adopted by the common masses to stay safe from Dengue fever.

Prevention and control

Most of the mosquito-borne diseases can be prevented by keeping the surroundings clean, preventing accumulation of water inside and outside the home, mosquito repellent or chemicals should be spread in the water tanks. The domestic water should be covered at all times to minimize the scope of mosquito breeding.

Here are few tips to prevent Dengue:

  • Using mosquito net: Mosquito nets are a necessity when it comes to protection from mosquitoes and other insects. Mosquito nets are also very effective if mosquito repellents can be applied on them for better protection.
  • Wear appropriate clothing: It is always advised to wear full sleeve clothes at home to reduce the risk. Mosquito repellents can be applied on clothes for added protection against mosquito.
  • The dengue mosquito usually bites during the day so it is recommended to use a mosquito net while sleeping in the afternoon.
  • Parents must always keep a check on their children and advise them to avoid outdoor activity during the peak biting hours of the day.
  • Insecticides, mosquito coils can be used to keep the house free from mosquitoes, however these mosquito coils contains chemicals that are not safe for inhalation and must be used with caution.
  • Dengue patients should not be allowed to go into crowded places, offices and schools.
  • One should avoid keeping any containers filled with standing water outside their home which can be a breeding ground for mosquitos.
  • It is advised to remain hydrated all the time, one can consume coconut water, lemonade, etc. as well.
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