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13 Oct 2020 | Tue 17:55
Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease
Dengue is a mosquito-borne disease
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Spread of Dengue Fever
Ministry reports decline in dengue cases compared to last year
It is advised for those who have a fever of three days or show other signs of Dengue Fever to seek medication treatment
Precautionary measures have been urged despite drop in cases
20 cases of dengue were reported on August and 13, during September

The number of dengue cases reported so far this year, is significantly low in comparison to previous years.

The Ministry of Health publicized statistics of widespread diseases observed this year, which reveal a decline in dengue cases reported by October 2020.

20 cases of dengue were reported on August and 13, during September.

Although the spread of mosquito-borne diseases is observably minor, the ministry stressed on the importance of precautionary measures to ensure safety from such diseases and to control its spread.

The agency gave instructions on preventing the diseases such as wearing long-sleeved shirts and long pants that reveal less skin as well as to use mosquito repellent.

Some home remedies for the diseases include drinking plenty of fluids, resting and refraining from taking a medicine other than paracetamol for fever.

It is advised for those who have a fever of three days or show other signs of Dengue Fever to seek medication treatment.

During 2019, HPA worked tirelessly to eliminate mosquito breeding sites like using insecticide and fogging machines due to a rise in dengue and chikungunya cases reported that year.

Last updated at: 8 months ago
Reviewed by: Simaha Naseem
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