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Monsoon Health Guide: Understanding Mosquito-Borne Diseases

  By posted Jun 13th 2012
Healthy Living

 

Avoiding mosquito bites is the first, and most obvious, method to avoid mosquito-borne diseases: Some other practical ways are:

  • Optimal prevention of diseases is a must. First and foremost, make sure that you limit outside activity at dusk and dawn, when mosquitoes are the most active.  
  • Use insect sprays indoors, soon after the sun sets. 
  • Bed nets are a must in the monsoon. For added protection, soak them in insecticide before use. 
  • Make sure there are no unscreened entry points in your house.  
  • Protective clothing, i.e., long-sleeved shirts and pants is a must, in order to protect yourself from the poisonous mosquito bite. 
  • Using a mosquito net decreases the risk of coming in contact with 
  • If traveling to even more mosquito infested areas, for instance monsoon treks or towns with poor sanitation, then ensure that there is no epidemic at play in these locations. 

 

 

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