Mosquito Diseases - Yellow Fever Prevention

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Dr. Reeja Tharu
Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team  on Feb 18, 2020
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Prevention for Yellow Fever ?

If necessary, get vaccinated for yellow fever before travel. Avoid mosquito bites when travelling in tropical areas. Mosquitoes that spread yellow fever usually bite during the day. Travellers should take steps to reduce contact with mosquitoes when outdoors and inside.

When Outside:

Wear long-sleeved clothing and long pants. For extra protection, treat clothing with insecticide. Use insect repellent on exposed skin. The most effective repellents contain 20% to 35% DEET (N, N-diethylmethyltoluamide). Follow application instructions carefully when using these products.

When Inside:

Stay in well-screened areas as much as possible. Spray living and sleeping areas with insecticide. Use a net when sleeping in a room that is not screened or air-conditioned. For extra protection, treat the net with insecticide.

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Subha_NIT

Is there any vaccine avaiable for Filaria?

darshani

can we have a anti virus for dengu

Mosquitoes are the number one enemy of public health because they are vectors of a lot of diseases such as malaria and dengue. That's why it is really important that we eradicate them. Numerous studies have been done against mosquitoes. There are insecticides and organic insecticides to kill them.

If mosquitoes can carry and transmit a virus the size of the Malaria virus, why do they not also carry and transmit a much smaller virus called HIV? Medicos poo poo this idea. If the insects don't transmit and carry Aids then should the filtering mechanism be closely studied?

ParasiteRex

First off malaria is a parasite, not a virus. The parasite goes developmental stages within the mosquitos gut. The parasite migrates to the mouthparts of the mosquito to be spread to another person. Viruses don't do this.

aprilgold

what are the symptoms when you have dengue?

You first need to do is go to the hospital first as soon as possible then take some antibiotic medicine. First keep in your mind that clean your home from all poor insect control areas.

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