How to Prevent Dengue?

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In recent times we are faced with a new attack on health, which has claimed victims from children to the elderly. The problem does not choose a place to attack, as it occurs in the most deprived places, even those of the highest standard and the only way to end it is to kill the outbreaks. So we will unite for the health of our families and learn how to prevent dengue.

With the onset of the rains the problem has become even worse, increasing the number of cases daily. What has caused real despair in hospitals, especially in publics where the number of doctors does not meet the great demand of patients looking for care. Dengue is a disease transmitted through the bite of the infected  mosquito Aedes Aegypti whose main symptom is high fever and body pain .The dengue mosquito develops and multiplies in small or large deposits of standing water, often in the backyards of homes. For this reason, the Health Surveillance regularly conducts visits to homes, companies and any building or establishment that generates risks in search of outbreaks of the Aedes mosquito.

During the visit of the health scheduler, possible outbreaks will be sought and alerted about the care that everyone should take at home, thus reducing the risks of proliferation in the area. The Center for the Control of Zoonoses is responsible for carrying out the application of insecticides in places with a large number of cases, including using in some regions the smoke car where a cloud of insecticide is spread over the streets of the region. To reduce dengue cases in Brazil, unfortunately it is not only in the hands of the government, but in the hands of the population. Let each one do their part and take care of their territory so that the virus does not spread, we will be able to fight this mosquito that has taken the health of many people, including many cases of children and adults going to death.

As there is no vaccine against dengue, the best way to prevent it is to take care that the mosquito is as far away from our family as possible. Keeping objects protected from the rain to avoid the accumulation of standing water is the first step to keep the disease away from your home, but as we cannot count on the common sense of the other neighbors, we have to protect ourselves even more and together with the health surveillance to assist inspect the sites, reporting when they find possible outbreaks. Certain precautions are essential and must be carried out in all places so that outbreaks end. Let’s cite some examples:

  • Keep empty bottles with your mouth facing down
  • Putting sand on plant dishes
  • Keep water tanks, buckets and swimming pools well covered.
  • Keep pipe gutters always clean
  • Store tires in places without access to rain and water

Keep all objects and garbage that can accumulate standing water inside a trash bin with a lid. In case of verification of dengue outbreak or place with standing water, make a complaint on the phone 0800 770 5870. Your health and that of the other inhabitants will thank you for your attitude.

How to Avoid Dengue in Children

Aedes Aegypti Mosquito

If, when contracted, dengue causes great damage in adults, imagine a child who has lower immunity? Unfortunately, children end up paying for the neglect of adults who do not collaborate with humanity. To reduce the chances and avoid contamination of children with dengue, doctors indicate the use of repellents that can help at this time of disease outbreak. There are repellents in the form of spray, gel, creams and even oils. Since some are not recommended for babies, it is therefore necessary to use only after the indication of a pediatrician.

Placing mosquito protection screens on windows and, if possible, on doors is also another option that has been widely used in homes with children. In addition to using citronella-based products that keep apart from the dengue mosquito, other types of insects. Citronella can be found through disinfectants, oils and even repellent candles. Keeping children in long pants and sleeved blouses is another way to avoid dengue mosquito bites, even some schools already make this type of recommendation to parents to avoid contamination within schools.

Some see these types of care as excess, others as a precaution. After all, we are going through a moment of dengue crisis where thousands of people have been infected daily, some even losing their lives. Therefore, every care is little and every precaution is not excess. After all, it is better to sin by excess than by lack, isn’t it?

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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