Through a public advisory notice, the Islamabad District Health Office urged the general public to take the required steps to stop the spread of dengue fever, a virus that is endemic to the area and carried by mosquitoes.
According to a warning sent out by the DHO ICT Dr. Muhammad Zaeem Zia on Monday, dengue disease poses a serious threat to the public's health in the Islamabad District, particularly during the rainy season. Dengue fever is often more common in highly populated areas with poor sanitation and little access to medical care. According to the DHO, early intervention and timely treatment are essential to avert serious consequences.
The main way that 'Aedes' mosquitoes, which like warm, humid climates and spawn in still water, transmit dengue fever is through their bites.
According to the advice, it is crucial to adopt a proactive attitude and include daily monitoring routines around our homes to successfully prevent the spread of dengue. Daily recommendations from the Islamabad District Health Office encourage people to regularly scan their surroundings and get rid of any potential breeding grounds for mosquitoes. Tires, abandoned containers, flower pots, and other containers that can catch rainwater are examples of stagnant water sources that should be removed or emptied.
Pay specific care to locations like roof gutters, drains, and outside containers where water tends to collect. According to the advice, people should promptly dispose of solid garbage in approved waste disposal places. Avoid leaving trash or waste out in the open since they might collect water and act as breeding grounds.
Drainages and water channels should be periodically cleaned and cleared to prevent obstructions and standing water. This will lessen the likelihood of mosquito breeding and dengue transmission.
The DHO suggested using insect repellents. On exposed skin surfaces, especially when engaging in outside activities, apply insect repellent. To effectively prevent mosquito bites, use repellents containing DEET, picaridin, or oil of lemon eucalyptus. Sleep with a bed net, especially if you live in a region with a lot of mosquitoes.
Wear long sleeves, long pants, and socks when you're outside to reduce your risk of getting bitten by mosquitoes. According to the advice, one should keep up a surveillance schedule.
Establish a daily surveillance routine around your home to find and quickly address any potential breeding areas for mosquitoes. Check for standing water frequently in bowls for pets, flower vases, and other surfaces that can gather water. To stop mosquitoes from breeding, empty, clean, or cover these things.
Due to the severe rains and anticipated flooding this season, there is a heightened risk of dengue transmission since more places are being created for mosquitoes to breed. The alert warns that to stop the spread of dengue fever throughout the year, it is crucial to stay vigilant and take the appropriate precautions.
The Islamabad District Health Office advised the populace to use a multifaceted strategy to stop dengue disease from spreading.
We can effectively lower the danger of dengue transmission and protect ourselves and our communities by practicing excellent hygiene, getting rid of mosquito breeding grounds, wearing mosquito repellents and protective gear, and integrating a daily surveillance routine, according to Dr. Zaeem. He said that anyone experiencing dengue fever symptoms should get help right away.
Get inspired by these stories and start your own cool deeds. Let’s fill every neighborhood with good and cool activities. Start your first GroupUp activity or event, invite others, register participants & share your cool deeds so others can follow. Use CoolDeeds.com absolutely free tools to start your initiative. All for FREE, click here to start now.
Get inspiration and pick a date and create an "Event / Group Up" at www.cooldeeds.com. It is absolutely FREE. There are so many ideas on www.CoolDeeds.com, let's take one and go with it or come up with your own ideas and start something good and cool in your neighborhood. Click here to get started.
Share it on Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts to announce. Send an invite to your friends, neighbors and family to join the "Event / Group Up".
Perform the event, take images, videos, and share on www.CoolDeeds.com to inspire the world so others can do the same in their community and neighborhood.
You did it.......Even if you did this alone, you should be proud of yourself as we surely are. Let's start creating an "Event / Group Up" today. Please note CoolDeeds.com is absolutely FREE for all the above activities. Our only purpose is to spread good and cool activities everywhere.