Prevention of Dengue and Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever
The reasons for this dramatic global emergence of dengue/DHF as a major public health problem are complex and not well understood.
The control of Dengue spread requires prevention which should be sustainable, community based and integrated with mosquito control. Effective mosquito control of Aedes aegypti is required.
- Coordinated community effort to increase awareness about Dengue/DHF helps in recognizing the problem and seeking advice of doctors.
- Proper maintenance of hygiene in housing and water management reduces the contamination of water.
- Sewage control can reduce the spread of dengue virus from epidemic areas to non-epidemic areas.