Friday, January 27, 2023

Health Ministry has issued an alert regarding dengue cases: what are the things to be kept in mind?

At the regional level, in the same period, both Brazil and Paraguay confirmed cases of dengue and chikungunya.

“The period in which the highest levels of Aedes aegypti activity are recorded begins, which also coincides with dengue viral circulation, so it is important to take adequate prevention measures in four main aspects: reducing potential mosquito breeding sites, personal protection to avoid bites, home protection to prevent mosquito entry, and attention to symptoms Highlighted by Manuel Espinosa, head of the department of mosquito-transmitted diseases of the Mundo Sano Foundation.

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There has been an increase in cases of chikungunya fever in Paraguay. (Photo: File)

Dengue: How to avoid contagion and spread of the disease?

The first thing to keep in mind while traveling Find out if the destination corresponds to an area at risk of transmission of any of these diseases.

When exposing yourself outdoors, it is advised to exercise caution during the first hours of the morning and the last hours of the afternoon, as those are the moments of greatest mosquito activity.

For the rest of the day, one way to prevent bites is to always use lightweight clothing that covers the arms and legs, and repellent that needs to be renewed every four hours.

inside the houses, It is recommended to use spirals or tablets in the atmosphere, air conditioners or fans to reduce the activity of Aedes aegypti and to use mosquito nets in place.

For those who live at home, there are some cares within the home that should be taken care of, such as Keep patio clean, remove all unused items that can collect water, handle dishes found under pots, and change water in pet drinking fountains daily

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To Reduce The Activity Of Aedes Aegypti, It Is Recommended To Use Spirals Or Tablets In The Atmosphere, Air Conditioners Or Fans.  (Photo: File)

The use of spirals or tablets in the atmosphere, air conditioners or fans is recommended to reduce the activity of Aedes aegypti. (Photo: File)

It should be remembered that Aedes aegypti reproduces through eggs which it deposits in containers and surfaces that collect water. It does not do this in puddles, marshy lakes, ditches, rivers or streams, so it is important to eliminate potential breeding sites.

Instead, it is recommended to use repellent every time you are outside, to put mosquito nets on doors and windows, and to apply insecticidal spirals or pills.

in summer time, Canvas pools with low water are usually one of the most sought after places by these mosquitoes to deposit their eggs and for this reason the edges should be frequently brushed, clogged and kept with chlorine and should be emptied and deactivated when not in use. them.

In the case of a material pool, it is important to circulate the water through the filter at least once a day, in addition to cleaning it.

Symptoms for which hospitalization is recommended are: headache, nausea, vomiting, myalgia, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, loss of appetite, and skin rash.

Self-medication is not recommended before consulting a doctor in any case, as it can exacerbate the symptoms.

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