National Dengue Day: Public Health Dept in Pune Issues Advisory Urging People To Prevent Breeding Of Mosquitoes

National Dengue Day: Public Health Dept in Pune Issues Advisory Urging People To Prevent Breeding Of Mosquitoes

National Dengue Day: Public Health Dept in Pune Issues Advisory Urging People To Prevent Breeding Of Mosquitoes

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An appeal was made for prevention of mosquito breeding.

15 May 2024

By Khushi Maheshwari

On National Dengue Day, which is commemorated on 16th May, the Public Health Department has made a plea to the public to prevent dengue sickness by correctly managing stored water, preventing the construction of mosquito breeding sites and taking other essential steps.

The Aedes aegypti mosquito bite is the vector for dengue transmission. This mosquito comes from clean water that has been kept. Once a week, residents should empty and dry the water storage tank in their home. It is best to keep one day dry. Make sure the environment surrounding your home is kept tidy.

Patients with dengue fever are frequently seen, and after August and September, the frequency of cases rises. The incidence of dengue fever is rising for a variety of causes, including excessive rainfall in some areas, growing urbanisation, problems with migration and other development initiatives.

The advisory suggested the following: 

Appropriate water management will lessen mosquito reproduction, which will lower dengue fever since dengue mosquitoes reproduce in stored clean water. For this reason, clearing the drains close to the house will eliminate mosquito breeding grounds.

Along with these tips, it is also advised to wear full body clothing, use mosquito nets and repellents while sleeping, clean the deep pan of refrigerators and coolers frequently, release guppy fish into large mosquito breeding areas that cannot be destroyed and keep water reservoirs tightly covered.

What are the symptoms of dengue? 

Severe headache, eye socket pain, joint discomfort, rash, loss of appetite, vomiting, blood in vomit, dry mouth and blood-tinged black discharge are some of the symptoms of dengue fever. Those who experience any of these are requested to visit the closest primary health centre and district general hospital and get a free blood test followed by medication. NIV Pune and Municipal Corporation Sentinel offer free ELISA tests to provide a definitive diagnosis of dengue fever.

Citizens must participate in dengue control efforts since the disease cannot be prevented without their help. Dr. Radhakishan Pawar, joint director of health services in Pune, has made a plea to the public to help combat dengue.