Tuesday, June 20, 2023

What are the most effective ways to prevent mosquito-borne diseases?

 Mosquito-borne diseases can cause life-threatening illnesses, and it is important to take measures to prevent mosquito bites. Here are some of the most effective ways to prevent mosquito-borne diseases:

  • Use insect repellents containing Picaridin or DEET on all exposed skin
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  • Wear long-sleeved clothing that covers your skin
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  • Schedule outdoor activities to avoid the hours from dusk to dawn during peak mosquito season
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  • Repair damaged window and door screens to prevent mosquitoes from entering your home
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  • Remove standing water from the areas around your home to eliminate mosquito breeding sites
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  • Use mosquito netting or screens in your accommodation when traveling
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  • Use "knockdown" fly spray, mosquito coils, or plug-in repellent where you gather to sit or eat outdoors
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  • Check the insect repellent label before applying it to children, and avoid applying repellent to the hands of babies or young children
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  • Decrease the numbers of mosquitoes at worksites by eliminating standing water
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  • Vaccines can prevent some mosquito-borne illnesses, such as dengue
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By following these prevention tips, you can protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites and the illnesses they can cause.

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