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The threat of Dengue Fever is no new to Lahore, at least for now. A few years ago we didn’t know about Dengue fever but now it is emerging as the deadliest disease. A female mosquito (Aedes aegypti) is a transmitter of this disease. This species prefers to live in or near human inhabitants and tend to bite during the day. Now every year with the arrival of Monsoon, Dengue emerges as a threat to Pakistan and especially to the Lahore city. Although the government had taken effective steps in order to prevent this disease, it can turn useless unless each one of us takes responsibility for preventing oneself from dengue. So here are some ways that can help you prevent this disease while living in Lahore.
Apply Mosquito Repellent:
Dengue is caused when a person is bitten by an infected female mosquito. So, one of the most effective ways of preventing Dengue is using mosquito repellent. Apply them both during morning and dusk to keep mosquitoes away from your skin. Always apply those mosquito repellents that suit your skin.
Ensure There Is No Stagnant Water:
You probably already know that stagnant water is the breeding ground for mosquitoes. Make sure you don’t provide a perfect breeding place to the mosquitoes. However, if you see any such places then drain the water immediately.
Make Sure Doors And Windows Are Shut Properly:
All the windows and doors of your house or workplace should be kept properly shut. Especially in the evening mosquitoes find their way to get into the house. So make sure you left no way for them to enter.
Wear Loose Clothes, Full Sleeves And Full Pants:
You should wear loose clothes that cover most part of your body. Avoid wearing half sleeves and shorts. If somehow mosquitoes manage to reach near you then your protective clothing and full sleeves will prevent them from biting you.
Keep Neem Leaves Inside Your House:
Neem leaves are effective and best mosquito repellent. Keeping them inside your house will help to prevent yourself from dengue. You can also use a few drops of neem oil in your infuser to get it to spread all over the room.
Cover Your Trash Cans And Dustbins:
Make sure your trash cans and dustbins are covered properly. These should be covered at all times so that mosquitoes will find no place for breeding.
Maintenance Of Hygiene:
You may have already aware that hygienic atmosphere keeps many diseases away. So, it is advisable to keep your house and workplace clean. Especially bathrooms and toilets should be kept clean and dry.
You know its dengue fever season in Lahore, take precautions and do as much as you can to prevent this disease. As there is no cure for dengue yet so do your best to protect yourself. However, in spite of your best efforts if you notice any symptoms of dengue fever, immediately consult with the doctor.