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How to stay safe from Dengue Fever

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The mosquito-borne disease, also known as break-bone fever, normally occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world such as Mexico, Africa, the subcontinent of India, etc. Most cases of the United Stated are of people who were traveling abroad. A study shows a total number of 400 million cases of infections each year, out of which 96 million results in illness. Symptoms usually begin four or five days after you are bitten by an infected mosquito (known as Aedes Aegyptus). Mild cases result in high fever, headache, severe pain in muscles and joints, vomiting, rash, mild bleeding, and nausea, while the severe form of dengue know as dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome (DSS), have deadly symptoms such as plasma leaking, respiratory distress, organ impairment, and fluid accumulation.

So, today we are here to help to discuss the causes of this fever and how to prevent it from happening to you and your family.

1Don’t give them a place in your home

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As you all must know mosquitoes like to lay their eggs in standing water so it is essential that you keep your house clean by disposing of garbage and other wastes daily and properly. Make sure to change the water of flower vases, pet water containers, pools, fountains and any other utensils that might contain water on a regular basis. Also, cover every bucket and container that is used to store water.

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