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  1. DENGUE FEVER Awareness presentation

  2. Contents • What is dengue fever & it Symptoms • Characteristics of the Aedes mosquito • Life cycle of the Aedes mosquito • How the Aedes mosquito transmit diseases • How to treat and prevent the spread of dengue fever • The 10-Mininute Wipe-out Exercise

  3. Dengue is a tropical febrile disease

  4. Do you know… • Dengue Fever (DF) and Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) are the most common mosquito-borne viral disease in the world. • It can be fatal.

  5. 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

  6. Do you know • Only the femaleAedes 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 femaleAedes mosquito can lay about 300 eggs during her life span of 14 to 21 days.

  7. How Do Aedes Mosquitoes Transmit Diseases... Mosquito bites and sucks blood containing the virus from an infected person. And passes the virus to healthy people when it bites them. Virus is carried in its body.

  8. Treatment for Dengue Fever. • Supportive measures – Mosquito screen • Avoid Aspirin and pain killers • Steroids should not be used • Plenty of water and salt are required • Children below 12 require careful watch for dangerous form • No antibiotics are of proven value • There is no vaccine available as yet But we can prevent the disease by preventing ourselves from mosquito bite!

  9. How to Prevent? Do the 10-Minute Wipe-out Exercise everyday! Remove ALL sources of stagnant water.

  10. Do the 10-Minute Wipe-out Exercise everyday Change water in vases on alternate days.

  11. Do the 10-Minute Wipe-out Exercise everyday Remove water from flowerpot plates on alternate days.

  12. Do the 10-Minute Wipe-out Exercise everyday Turn over all pails and water storage containers.

  13. Do the 10-Minute Wipe-out Exercise everyday Cover bamboo pole holders when not in use.

  14. Do the 10-Minute Wipe-out Exercise everyday Clear blockages roof gutters regularly.

  15. Do the 10-Minute Wipe-out Exercise everyday Do not litter. Rubbish such as cups/ bottles/ Coconut shells/ Tyres etc. can collect rain water and breed mosquitoes.

  16. Spread the dengue prevention message to others… Let your family, friends and neighbors know about the dangers of breeding Mosquitoes!! Prevention is better than cure!!! • Reference: • National Environment Agency – Singapore. • WHO.