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
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.
are the signs and symptoms of Dengue fever?
to manage Dengue fever:
Joint and muscle pains
If you have those signs contact the nearest Health
Center or Doctor.
Drink plenty of fluids, e.g. juice, water and coconut
Sponge with slightly warm water
Use treatment as directed
Dengue fever preventable?
and development of Aedes Aegyti Mosquito
You can prevent Dengue fever by controlling the mosquito (Aedes Aegypti)
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.
War on the Mosquito Today!
to get rid of the Aedes Aegypti Mosquito?
Use soil instead of water in the flower vase.
Cover water drums with fine mesh or cloth.
Do not throw containers in open spaces or in your
yard. Use appropriate garbage disposal facilities or bury these
Puncture tins before throwing away.
Keep roof-gutter clear for free flow of water.
Check flower vase containing water every two days for
Puncture old tires in such a way so that they cannot
For more information contact the Environmental Health
Officer in your area or the Department of Environmental Health of the Ministry