Helpful Tips in Fighting Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya
Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya are 3 different viruses with almost similar symptoms and different effects. The aedes aegypti mosquitoes are the ones who can carry these viruses which can be transmitted to humans through a simple mosquito bite. Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya may have grave effects to the health of all people—from children to adults!
It is very alarming to know that the number of cases of all these viruses continue to increase day by day annually. In order to prevent these viruses from attacking you and your loved ones, here are helpful tips to fight Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya as told by the Department of Health in the Philippines:
The 4S Strategy in Prevention and Control:
1.Search and Destroy possible breeding places of mosquitoes who carry Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya. Plastic bags, bottles, old tires, jars, roof gutters, water drums and containers that might hold unclean and stagnant water must be cleaned or destroyed immediately. Keeping the environment clean is the first step in avoiding mosquitoes.
2.Self-protection measures incluse wearing protective clothes while outdoors such as long sleeves and long pants. Applying mosquito repellents can also deter mosquitoes granted that these repellents have no harsh chemicals that may cause irritation especially to children. The use of Strike Patch for Kids may help as it is DEET-free, particularly created for kids, lasts for 48 hours and doesn’t need skin interaction as it works as a stick-on on the clothing.
3.Seek early consultation because Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya are crucial viruses. If symptoms are seen already, make sure to consult your physician in order to avoid further complications.
4.Say YES to fogging only during outbreaks because it might cause other health and environmental problems. It is best to use mosquito repellents and sprays first for protection and prevention. Mosquito killers and repellents such as Strike Multi-Insect Killer Spray, Stike Coil Mosquito Repellent, Strike Liquid Mosquito Electric Repellent, Strike Mat and Strike Mosquito Killer Spray are the Strike variants that work well in killing and repelling mosquitoes without harming the environment and health of people and animals.
Put in mind the 4s Strategy in order to protect you and your loved ones from mosquitoes that may carry viruses such as Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya.