Don’t overlook DENGGUE threat amid COVID-19 crisis, warns expert
August 25, 2020
Dengue is as threatening as COVID-19!!
Dengue is a viral infection through mosquito
- 4 types of Dengue Virus (DEN1, DEN2, DEN3 & DEN4)
- Early detection can reduce the risk of death
- Transmitted through mosquito bite of infected female Aedes mosquitoes
- Patient can be diagnosed dengue fever more than 1 time in lifespan.
Dengue fever vs Covid-19
- Coronavirus (CoV) is a virus that can cause respiratory tract infections.
- Coronavirus infection can cause a spectrum of symptoms from the common cold to severe pneumonia.
- Covid-19 is transmitted from individuals through drops from the nose or mouth.
Symptom of dengue fever
Symptom of Covid-19
The mosquito fogging will not harm you.
The mosquito fogging being conducted by the Vector Borne Disease Control Program (VBDCP) will not harm humans.
The aim of the mosquito fogging operations is to kill, or “knock-down”, any adult dengue mosquitoes that may be carrying the dengue virus. The mosquitoes become infected with the virus after biting and taking blood from someone is sick with dengue. To try and prevent the infected mosquito from biting another person and passing on the disease, the VBDCP is applying the mosquito fog in areas where a lot of dengue cases have been reported.
The insecticide used in the mosquito fogging is a synthetic pyrethroid that is very similar to the insecticides used in most domestic insect spray cans that are found on supermarket shelves. The ‘fog’ is created by blasting the mixture of insecticide and water into very fine droplets through the fogging machine. The amount of insecticide in the fog is very small, and is dispersed at quantities that can only kill something as small as a mosquito, so at the concentrations used there will be no adverse health effects on people who are occasionally exposed to the fog.
Things to do if fogging at your residential area
- Close the closet / wardrobe
- Cover food / kitchen utensils
- Open the window / door
- Wear a face mask
Preventing dengue at home
- Natural mosquito repellent plants
2. Mosquito repellent products
Most Content Essential Oils such as Citronella Oils / Lemon Grass
Avoid direct sticking on skin to avoid allergy
To stick on clothes
To compliment together with Mosquitoes Repellent works better.
Suitable for whole family, including babies
Made from essential oils with pH 5.5 Gentle to Skin
Ingredient / Content
Aqua, witch hazel distilate, citronella oil, lemongrass oil, lavender oil, polysorbate 20, PPG-26 buteth-26 and PEG-40 hydrogenated castor oil, glycerin, sorbitan caprylate, propanediol, benzoic acid.
How To Use
Spray onto exposed skin or spray onto hands and apply to area required. For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes.
(iii) Temephos – Larvicide
Temephos is widely used and applied by both private and public pest control in areas of standing water
HOW TO APPLY TEMEBATE®?
- Small amount water collect place, undisturbed (<10L capacity) such as gully trap, flowerpot holder, toilet bowl, pails, small containers, etc.
- Apply 1 g TEMEBATE per application
- Medium size containers (>10-20L capacity) such as cistern, barrels, water tank, plastic pails, etc.
- Apply 2 g of TEMEBATE per application