Easy ways to Prevent Dengue Fever

September 29, 2016 by  
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Easy Ways to Prevent From Dengue Fever

prevent Dengue   Dengue (pronounced DENGEE) fever is also known as breakbone fever. Dengue fever is a painful, debilitating mosquito- borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Dengue virus is primarily transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. They typically bite during the early morning and in the evening but they may bite and thus spread infection at any time of day. The mosquito becomes infected when it bites a person with dengue virus in their blood. When the infected mosquito then bites another person, the virus enters that person’s bloodstream.

Humans are the primary host of the virus. An infection can be acquired via a single bite. A female mosquito that takes a blood meal from a person infected with dengue fever, during the initial 2-10 day period becomes itself infected with the virus in the cells lining its gut. About 8-10 days later the virus spreads to other tissues including the mosquito’s salivary glands and is subsequently released into its saliva.


Symptoms usually begin 4-6 days after infection and last for up to 10 days. Signs and symptoms of dengue fever most commonly include:

  • Sudden high fever
  • Severe headache
  • Low blood pressure
  • Widespread rashes
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Severe joint and muscle pain
  • Nausea and vomiting

Ways to Prevent Dengue Fever

  • Garlic : Garlic is best Mosquito repellant. Put a bulb of garlic near windows and other open spaces
  • Neem Oil : Keep Neem oil soaked cotton balls in every corner of your house. This will prevent the entry of Mosquitoes.
  • Tulsi Leaf : Boil some tulsi leaves in a cup of watrer and drink this concoction everyday. This will strengthen your immune system
  • Camphor: Burn Camphor and room closed for 20 minutes. This will completely eradicate mosquitoes.
  • Take foods that boost our immunity power of your body like lemon, nut, oat, egg.
  • There is no vaccine to prevent dengue fever. The best way to prevent the disease is to prevent mosquito bites by infected mosquitoes.
  • Eliminate mosquito breeding sites around homes.
  • You can turn to natural repellents like lemon eucalyptus oil, lavender, neem oil and cinnamon oil to protect yourself against mosquito bites.
  • Use mosquito repellents, even indoors.
  • Regular change the water in outdoor bird baths and pets water dishes.
  • Stay away from heavily populated residential areas.
  • Wear long sleeves  shirts and long pants outdoor
  • When indoors, use air conditioning if available.
  • Use plug in devices with insecticides in them to kill mosquitoes.
  • Make sure window and door screens are secure and free of holes. If sleeping areas are not screened or air conditioned, use mosquito nets.