Prevention Tips for mosquito-borne diseases


As the season of monsoon continues, it is important for all the people being aware of the available precautions that could guard against mosquito-borne diseases.

Here are few of the tips:

∙ Try wearing long-sleeved shirts and also long pants

∙ Stay in places which supports air conditioning or that use the window and door screens to keep these mosquitoes outside

∙ Use the repellents registered by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). When used as the directed, EPA-registered insect repellents which are proven to be safe and effective, even for the pregnant and breast-feeding women.


Mosquito-Borne Diseases

∙ Always follow the product label instructions

∙ Reapply insect repellent as directed

∙ Do not spray any repellent on the skin under your clothing

∙ If you are in any case using sunscreen, apply it before applying insect repellent

∙ Dress your child in clothing that covers arms and legs, or cover crib, stroller, and baby carrier with mosquito netting

∙ Do not apply insect repellent onto your child’s hands, eyes, mouth, and also on the cuts or irritated skin

∙ For Adults: Spray insect repellent onto your hands and then apply it to a child’s face

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