SEARCH AND DESTROY MOSQUITO BREADING PLACES
- Throw away, turn over, empty any container and old tires that may accumulate rain water.
- Change water and clean vases every week.
- Always place a tight lid on containers used for water storage.
- Check that there are no mosquito larvae or pupae (kiti-kiti) in stored water.
- Avoid planting Bromeliads or any plant that accumulate rain water.
SEEK EARLY CONSULTATION
Consult a doctor or go to the nearest health facility for high fever that persists for two or more days and especially if with any of the following symptoms.
- Severe headache
- Pain behind the eyes
- Joint, muscle and bone pain
- Skin rashes
- Nausea and vomiting
Early detection and proper medical care lowers fatality rates below 1%.
- www.doh.gov.ph ;
- www.who.int ;
- Wear long sleeve shirts, long pants and socks that will protect skin from mosquito bites.
- Insect repellants may be applied in accordance with label instructions to exposed skin or to clothing.
- Insecticide-treated mosquito nets provide good protection for those who sleep during the day (e.g. infants, the bed-ridden and night shift workers).
- Use screens on doors and windows.
SAY “YES” TO FOGGING ONLY DURING OUTBREAKS
Support fogging / spraying only in hotspot areas where increase in dengue-related cases is registered for two consecutive weeks to prevent impending outbreak.