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‘National Dengue Day’: MCD to organise fogging, door-to-door awareness campaign

Vector-borne diseases are a significant public health concern that affects millions of people worldwide. Preventing these diseases requires a multi-faceted approach that includes education, public health initiatives, and individual efforts to protect oneself from insect bites.

by IP Staff

With an aim to create awareness drives to prevent mosquito breeding in the city, public health department of KP Zone will organise cycle rally today.

The rally which will be started at 9.30 am from Deep market, Ashok Vihar will see participation by 200 malaria staff, RWA, community leaders etc.

Mayor Shelly Oberoi said on Wednesday that an awareness campaigns will be held in all the 250 municipal wards of Delhi to prevent the spread of vector-borne diseases,

Oberoi said she has given instructions to officials to start the ‘DMC (Dengue-Malaria-Chikungunya)’ campaign.

National Dengue Day is observed in India on May 16th every year to raise awareness about the prevention and control of dengue fever.

Dengue is a vector-borne disease transmitted by the Aedes mosquito, and it can cause severe flu-like symptoms, including high fever, headache, joint pain, and rash.

In some cases, dengue can lead to life-threatening complications such as dengue hemorrhagic fever or dengue shock syndrome.

National Dengue Day aims to educate people about the importance of preventing dengue by eliminating mosquito breeding sites, using insect repellent, and seeking medical attention if necessary. The day also highlights the need for community participation in controlling the spread of dengue.

Vector-borne diseases are illnesses that are transmitted to humans and animals by blood-sucking insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, and fleas. These diseases are a major public health concern as they affect millions of people worldwide and can cause severe illness and even death if left untreated.

Malaria is one of the most well-known vector-borne diseases, and it is caused by the Plasmodium parasite, which is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected Anopheles mosquito. Malaria is a serious illness that can cause fever, chills, headache, and muscle pain, and it can be fatal if left untreated.

Another common vector-borne disease is dengue fever, which is caused by the dengue virus and is transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes. Dengue fever can cause high fever, severe headache, joint and muscle pain, and a rash. In severe cases, it can lead to dengue hemorrhagic fever, which can be fatal.

Preventing vector-borne diseases involves a combination of measures such as using insect repellent, wearing protective clothing, and eliminating breeding sites for mosquitoes and ticks. In addition, vaccines are available for some vector-borne diseases such as yellow fever and Japanese encephalitis.

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