Dengue prevention by partnering with community

RSD_ Dengue prevention measures

RSD- Sircilla news: On 16.05.2024 in Rajannasircilla district this program was organized at UPHC PS Nagar Sircilla in Sircilla district under the guidance of DR. Suman Mohan Rao District Medical and Health Officer. DR. A Suman Mohan Rao DM&HO spoke in this program on “Prevent dengue by partnering with the community.” Following are the precautions to be taken to prevent dengue fever, avoid mosquito breeding and bites and precautions to be taken for mosquito prevention.

Actions to be taken individually and as a family:

Spots of standing water around the house should be identified and removed. Useless utensils, tires, broken pots, buckets and troughs, coconut shells should be kept away from the house. Covers should be placed on overhead tanks, sumps, drums and water troughs. It should be seen that water does not stand on top of house-tops, terrace, and sun shades. Every Tuesday and Friday should be observed as a dry day and the standing water should be removed, dried and refilled. Single use plastic bags, cups and glasses should not be thrown in the dirty drains in front of the house. Tying nylon mesh to air pipes of septic tanks, mesh should be installed on house windows and door sills. Use mosquito nets to prevent mosquito bites. Sewage drainages should be removed, silt should be removed and water should be made to flow as per society. Abate (anti-larval) should be sprayed once a week where there is standing water. Use oil balls.

Measures to be taken socially:

1. All the streets in the village should be kept clean, sewers, drainages and garbage should be removed.

2. Before and after rains silt should be taken up in dirty drains and water should be seen.

3. Village heads, teachers, social workers and leaders should create awareness among the people.

4. In case of outbreak of diseases, local health personnel should be informed immediately and advice should be given.

How Dengue disease is caused?

1. Dengue is caused by the bite of Aedes aegypti mosquito.

2. Dengue is transmitted by a microorganism (virus) called Plavi.

3. Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are diurnal.

4. It is a more debilitating disease than chikungunya.

5. There is no specific treatment for dengue. Prevention is the only way.

Symptoms of the disease:

1. Have a severe headache.

2. High fever.

3. Rashes on the body.

4. Bleeding through the skin.

5. Muscle and joint pains.

6. Loss of appetite may occur.

This can lead to life-threatening bleeding.

Tests Treatment:

1. If you have symptoms of dengue, go to your nearest primary health centre or district hospital and get proper medical tests and treatment.

2. Dengue disease can be diagnosed by (ELISA) test.

People should also take responsibility to prevent the spread of this dengue disease. Everyone should ensure that there is no water in the surrounding areas of their house. Once a week the water table should be removed, dried and refilled with water. Mosquitoes thrive in well-stocked water. Always ensure that water is poured into the dirty drain. In case of water accumulation, kerosene oil or burnt oil should be sprinkled. If there are coolers, old tyres, cans, coconut shells, plastic cups and useless utensils around the house, destroy them. Place the oil balls in the watery area. Every Tuesday and Friday should be observed as a dry day and all the water tanks should be cleaned, dried and refilled. In this program DR. S. Rajitha Dy.DM&HO, and I/c NCVBDC – PO, Dr. Naeem John Rbsk P.O, DR. Lakshmi Prasanna UPHC Medical Officer, DPO Uma Devi, HEO Lingam, HE Balayya, SUO Mohan, HS Bhumaiah, UPHC co-ordinator Vani , ASHA workers, ANMs and health workers participated.