From Jan 1 to 24, the Health Ministry
reported 8,502 dengue cases nationwide, an increase of 65% or 3,361
cases compared with the same period last year (5,141 cases).
Do Something to Protect Others
from the Disease!
Dengue fever is caused by the dengue virus that is transmitted
through the bite of an infected Aedes mosquito. An infected person
harbours virus in the blood stream for up to 5 days of fever. The
circulating virus are picked up by the Aedes mosquito when it bites
an infected person, and transmit the disease to another new person.
To stop the chain of transmission and protect family members and the
community from getting dengue, take immediate action while waiting
for the health authorities to act, as follows:
Eliminate adult mosquitoes in
and around the house using mosquito aerosols.
Search and destroy Aedes
breeding or potential breeding places in and around the house.
Use mosquito larvicide (larvae destroying chemicals) such as
Abate in places which tend to collect water.
Prevent from mosquito bites
during febrile period of illness
Advise close neighbours and
friends who may also be having suspected dengue fever to do the
10 minutes if your time every weekend to search and destroy all
breeding places of aedes mosquitoes insiide and outside your
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