Dengue Fever Alert - Fight the Ades Aegypti Mosquito!
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What is Dengue Fever? How is Dengue Fever Spread?
Dengue fever is an infectious disease caused by a virus. The virus is injected into humans by the bite of an infective mosquito carrying the Dengue fever virus. Aedes Aegypti mosquitoIn Saint Lucia Dengue fever is spread by the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. This mosquito has black and white strips on the body and breeds in any container containing clear water, e.g. coconut shells, old tires, drums, flower vases, etc.
What are the signs and symptoms of Dengue fever? How to manage Dengue fever:
bullet Fever
bullet Intense headache
bullet Eye pains
bullet Joint and muscle pains

If you have those signs contact the nearest Health Center or Doctor.

bullet Rest
bullet Drink plenty of fluids, e.g. juice, water and coconut water
bullet Sponge with slightly warm water
bullet Use treatment as directed
Is Dengue fever preventable? Identification and development of Aedes Aegyti Mosquito
Join the Fight!Yes. You can prevent Dengue fever by controlling the mosquito (Aedes Aegypti) population. The female adult mosquito lays its eggs just above the water line on the side of the container. When the eggs get into the water, they hatch into larvae or wigglers.  The larva moves quickly around and after a few days develops into a pupa. The pupa is not active like the larva. The pupa develops into an adult after about tow days.

Identification and development of Aedes Aegypti mosquito

 

JOIN THE FIGHT

Declare War on the Mosquito Today!

 

How to get rid of the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito?
bullet Use soil instead of water in the flower vase.
bullet Cover water drums with fine mesh or cloth.
bullet Do not throw containers in open spaces or in your yard. Use appropriate garbage disposal facilities or bury these containers.
bullet Puncture tins before throwing away.
bullet Keep roof-gutter clear for free flow of water.
bullet Check flower vase containing water every two days for wrigglers.
bullet Puncture old tires in such a way so that they cannot hold water.

For more information contact the Environmental Health Officer in your area or the Department of Environmental Health of the Ministry of Health.

(758) 451-9892

 

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