Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites
The humid weather that monsoon is characteristic of it only helps mosquitoes breed in plenty. Here are few preventive tips to save you from mosquito bites and potential diseases.
Monsoon gives mosquitoes the right atmosphere to breed. It has been found that with this year’s warm and humid weather, the mosquito population has increased many-folds, thereby increasing the likelihood of an increase in number of malaria and dengue cases. According to Connecticut’s Agricultural Experiment Station, the gigantic mosquito population will also increase the spread of West Nile virus, which presents symptoms, such as headache, fever, nausea, vomiting and diarrhoea.
Worldwide, around one million people die due to diseases caused by mosquito bite, such as encephalitis, dengue fever, yellow fever, malaria and West Nile virus. These diseases are more prevalent in under developed and developing nations. Here are some mosquito bite prevention tips:
- Mosquitoes breed in standing water, such as near puddles, pools, water-logged sewers, unclean coolers and discarded water bottles. Getting rid of standing water will be best in your favour.
- Mosquitoes are active early morning and evening. Be careful during these times and keep all the doors and windows shut or avoid going out.
- Check all the doors and windowpanes of your house for tears and holes. Get all the cracked doors and glasses repaired to keep the mosquitoes out of your house.
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Source: Onlymyhealth editorial team Jul 06, 2012
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