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Dengue Fever & how to prevent …
Dengue Fever & how to prevent …

There is no vaccine to prevent this virus. Therefore it is necessary to take actions to prevent Dengue virus. Personal protection and the environmental management of mosquitoes are important in preventing illness.

To prevent Dengue fever you should practice following steps.

1) Take steps to control mosquitoes inside and outside your home.
2) Always sleep under a mosquito net.
3) Turn over empty pails and buckets, so that they do not collect excess water.
4) Wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants(Wear protective clothing..)
5) Protect your baby or child

Signs and Symptoms of Dengue

The most common symptoms are fever and one or more of the following:
• Headache
• Eye pain (typically behind the eyes)
• Muscle, joint, or bone pain
• Rash
• Nausea and vomiting
• Unusual bleeding (nose or gum bleed, small red spots under the skin, or unusual bruising)

If you are sick with dengue

1) Meet a doctor immediately.
2) Take acetaminophen or paracetamol to control fever and relieve pain. Do not take aspirin.
3) Get plenty of rest and drink fluids to prevent dehydration
4) Rest in a screened or air-conditioned room or under a bed net while you have a fever
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