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DENGUE fever tropical disease female (Aedes aegypti) mosquito

DENGUE (pronounced – Den-gee) fever is a tropical disease caused by a virus carried by the female (Aedes aegypti) mosquito.

Where is it found?
? Although Dengue fever is found around the world, it mainly occurs in tropical & subtropical areas.
?? There have been a rising amount of cases in Singapore recently. 

When do these mosquitos strike?
? The Aedes aegypti mosquito is meant to be most active after sunrise & before sunset.
☀️ They primarily bite in the day & generally target your ankles & elbows. 

How does it spread?
? When the mosquito bites a person infected with Dengue, the mosquito becomes a carrier for the virus.
? When the infected mosquito bites another person, the Dengue virus enters their bloodstream.

What are the symptoms & how soon do they appear?
Primary symptoms appear 3-15 days after the mosquito bite like:
? High fever, headaches, mild rashes, vomiting, joint & muscle pain throughout the body.
? It is for this reason that Dengue fever is also known as Breakbone fever

Home Remedies :
(Please consult your doctor before trying out any home remedy.)
? The Papaya Leaves have nutrients & compounds to increase your platelet count.
? Include folate rich foods & Vitamin K & Vitamin C in your diet.
? Stay hydrated & drink unto two classes of Coconut Water a day.
? Herbal tea is also known to have beneficial properties to nourish the body.

Preventive Measures:
?‍♂️ Use mosquito repellent & wear long sleeves tops & long pants if you’re visiting a Dengue infested area.
?‍♀️ Do not leave stagnant water where mosquitoes can breed.
? Diffuse essential oils like Citronella, Eucalyptus & Lemongrass.

For more information on Dengue clusters in Singapore, download the myENV App or click here.

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