Out on a vacation or for a weekend trip with friends or at home, you are, at some point in a time bound to wake up with those itchy red marks left behind by mosquitoes!
Mosquitoes are present in abundance and it goes without saying that almost everybody is somewhere battling to win their #WarAgainstDengue. Mosquitoes infect millions of people throughout the nation every year causing fatal diseases and even death. Isn’t that a devastating effect that these deadly creatures cause? Indeed it is!
The saddest part is that children are very easily affected by mosquitoes and are prone to diseases caused by mosquito bites. Here’s an eye-opener to the deadliest diseases mosquito-borne diseases, their causes, and prevention. Prevention, as we always say is indeed much better than cure!
Other than providing us with itchiest bites, mosquitoes are also known for spreading some of the deadliest diseases like:
• Yellow Fever
Malaria is one of the deadliest mosquito-borne diseases affecting humans, mainly the young. It is transmitted through mosquito bites and is caused by parasitic protozoans.
• High Temperature
• Muscle Pain
Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral infection that has a debilitating effect on a human body. Symptoms of dengue emerge four to six days after the infection.
• A severe Headache
• High Fever
• Skin Rash
• Pain behind the eyes
This is another disease spread by mosquitoes. Yellow because of the jaundice effect some patients inhabit.
• Loss of appetite
• Muscle pain
• A headache
• Back Pain
Followed by these, Chikungunya, West Nile and Zika Virus are a few that are considered as some of the deadliest mosquito-borne diseases caused. These have a very harmful effect on the body leading to serious illness.
How do mosquitoes transmit infection you ask?
Well, mosquitoes themselves do not get affected by the disease, in fact, they support the growth of the microorganisms and in turn transmit them to humans.
When a virus or bacteria enters a mosquito, it goes through a lot of changes leading to its maturation and development within the mosquito. Once this virus reaches the infective stage, the mosquitoes rid themselves of the microorganisms through their saliva. And when this infected mosquito bites a human, it injects the microorganism into the human through its saliva. So, always prevent getting bitten by a mosquito!
What happens next?
The microorganism that enters a human body undergoes a series of transformations. It gradually keeps developing inside the body infecting various cells, causing a continuous immune reaction, and ultimately leading to the disease.
• Mild to high-grade fever
• Joint pain
• A headache
• Increased perspiration
• A dry cough
• Reactions such as itchiness and superficial pa-pules also occur
The treatment for mosquito-borne diseases aims at killing the infecting parasite, virus or bacteria. Anti-malarial drugs, fluid and electrolyte balance and antipyretics are all used in the treatment of such infections.
While we are now aware of the havoc these mosquitoes can cause, here are the preventive measures you can take to keep mosquitoes at bay and make your home safe today:
Mosquito breeding occurs in stagnant water, stop it! Regularly replace the water in containers, buckets, pots, coolers and other such objects at home.
Mosquito bites can be prevented by the use of mosquito repellents (coils, mats etc.) or nets.
Mosquito killing is yet another method that can be used as a preventive measure. Visit hicare.in for the best solution!
Mosquito awareness is one of the measures that can be taken to reduce the spread of mosquito-borne illnesses:
– Create awareness through health education
– Isolate infected people
– Keep your surroundings clean and take up effective sanitary measures
– Promote required vaccination
Get a mosquito control done in your home every couple of months to ensure your home is free of any mosquito eggs. Make your home and loved ones safe this monsoon with the right mosquito control today. After all, the right prevention leads to the best cure!
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Let’s get together and stop the deadly killer and win our #WarAgainstDengue, TODAY!