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How to prevent Dengue fever? Doctor speaks on preventive steps

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Dengue fever cases are on rising in India, especially in Delhi. This has also increased the risk of death but we can prevent it if we follow preventive measures.

The mosquito-borne viral disease spreads rapidly, especially during the rainy season.

Additionally, the unseasonal rains have led to a sizeable increase in the number of dengue cases in India.

In the last one week, more than 100 cases were reported in Delhi. Besides, the dengue fever has wreaked havoc in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar as well.

Hundreds of people are in its grip. Let us know how dengue spreads and what are its symptoms and some of the best home remedies.

How to prevent Dengue- Know from Expert

After the rain, waterlogging often occurs in and around several places close to houses. This becomes the hot breeding ground for mosquitoes. Dengue is caused by the bite of the female Aedes aegypti mosquito.

The dengue fever mosquitoes bite humans during the day. We spoke to Dr Anju Gupta of City Hospital, Bhopal about how to prevent dengue.

Most common symptoms of Dengue Fever:

(Source: Pexels) Dengue Fever on Rise

-Muscle Pain
-Sore joints or pain
-Red marks on skin
-High fever

Secondly, if there is water accumulating around, then fill the soil in it. If it is not possible to do this, then put drops of kerosene in it.

Thirdly, do not drink open water during the rainy season. Always keep your glasses of water covered.

You can use mosquito net or repellants to avoid catching dengue fever.

ALSO READ | Dengue Scare In Delhi After Unseasonal Heavy Rains, Kejriwal Govt Prepares Action Plan

Hina Fatima Khan
Hina Fatima Khan
Multi-media Journalist based in India with an experience of 7 years in the industry, Hina Fatima Khan works as a Senior Sub-Editor at The Vocal News. Her areas of interest are Politics, Business, History and World Affairs. She is also a Space enthusiast and enjoys scrabble in the Newspapers. She has done Masters in Convergent Journalism from Mass communication Research Centre (MCRC), Jamia Millia Islamia University.

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