Pre­ven­tive mea­sures

Hindustan Times (Jalandhar) - - PUNJAB/U'KHAND -

Avoid densely pop­u­lated res­i­den­tial areas.

Keep your home and en­vi­ron­ment hy­gienic. If your sur­round­ings are clean, there will be no room for the mosquitoes to breed.

Mosquitoes breed at stag­nant wa­ter places. So do not store wa­ter in empty con­tain­ers. Check for hid­den wa­ter bod­ies like man­holes, sep­tic tanks, clogged drains, wells.

The areas where still wa­ter can col­lect such as, bird­baths, pet dishes, empty planters, flower pots, cans, etc., should be checked, emp­tied or changed reg­u­larly.

Use mos­quito re­pel­lents on

„ ex­posed skin.

Use air con­di­tion­ing in­stead of „ open­ing win­dows.

Use mos­quito net if sleep­ing

„ areas are not cov­ered.

Wear long sleeve clothes and

„ long pants when mosquitoes are most ac­tive.

Make sure win­dows and door

„ screens are se­cure and free of holes.

Seek early con­sul­ta­tion, if

„ ex­pe­ri­enced with symp­toms.

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