Dengue claims second life in Delhi — here’s how to protect you and your family from this water-borne disease

| Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 11:14
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From blood platelets to plain weakness, dengue is as lethal as any other disease borne from mosquitoes

New Delhi:  In New Delhi, a 38-year-old woman died after suffering a cardiac arrested and multi-organ failure mainly due to the hemorrhagic fever she got from dengue. Her death takes the dengue toll to 2, and despite measures taken by the government, the water-borne disease has lodged itself in the sensitive chain of the city. 

From blood platelets to plain weakness, dengue is as lethal as any other disease borne from mosquitoes. Although squashing and putting mosquito repellents might alleviate the problem, it does not eradicate it. 

Here's how you can protect your family from dengue: 

1. Make sure that there is no stagnant water in and around your house. Mosquitoes breed in stagnant, clean water, and if you're storing water in your house, ensure that it is properly protected or get rid of it. 

2. Clear the bushes around your home. Since bushes soak up rain water and give the hiding space for mosquitoes, they can openly breed inside the bush.  

3. Use aerosol during day to prevent mosquito bites. Carrying an aerosol with you whenever you go outside will ensure that you stay protected. 

4. Avoid exposing your arms and legs. Wearing shorts or sleeveless shirts during a cleaning day or a routine stop at a station will attract mosquitoes. 

5. Do not throw garbage inside drains. Throwing garbage into drains during the rainy season is a guaranteed of ensuring the most dangerous of mosquitoes to breed together.


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