More than half of the world’s population is currently infected with the mosquito-borne disease dengue fever, and while most are still being treated, it is thought many will be infected in the coming months.
While most people will likely not need treatment, some of those infected are not being fully vaccinated, and can potentially spread the disease to others.
Here are the steps you can take to ensure you’re not infecting anyone in the future.1.
Always wear a mask2.
Get tested for dengheimers3.
Wear gloves if you’re outside of the house4.
Wear long sleeves and long pants to avoid mosquito bites5.
Avoid using your mobile phone, tablet or computer to access social media6.
Wear masks to reduce exposure to mosquitoes7.
Keep your pets indoors8.
Don’t go outside at night when mosquitoes are feeding5.
Be aware of your own risk of contracting dengoures, especially if you have a medical condition that increases your risk of infection7.
Get vaccinated if you need toIf you’re at risk of dengues, here are some steps you should take to protect yourself:1.
Make sure you are vaccinated, but if you are not, get tested2.
Use a mosquito repellent3.
Keep a list of mosquitoes at home4.
Avoid close contact with others or animals5.
Keep mosquitoes away from pets7.
Avoid being outdoors and use insect repellents and masksIf you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you.