DHF OR DENGUE HEMORRAGHIC FEVER is transmitted through the bite of the Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes infected with the dengue virus. If not treated properly, the patient is at risk of developing complications of DHF which can be fatal.
Therefore, it is important to prevent Dengue Hemorraghic Fever in order to avoid the risk of death due to complications of Dengue Hemorraghic Fever, one of the most important and fundamental is carrying out the mosquito nest eradication movement by implementing of draining, burying, closing and followed by other prevention.
“The public is very familiar with the slogan for preventing dengue which is drain, bury, cloce. But basically, the principle of preventing DHF is not only that,” said the general practitioner in the dr. Iskak Tulungagung Hospital, dr. Rida Aswin.
Some of the most important ways are to make sure that we are not bitten by the Aedes aegypti mosquito to avoid transmission of DHF. This can be done by keeping the environment is clean, as well as using mosquito repellents to prevent them from breeding at home.
This commitment takes time and make a habituation. Because environment hygiene is continuously maintained will eliminate the opportunity for mosquitoes to breed.
The first step is dengue mosquitoes do not breed around the house is to drain the bath once a week. Because, standing water is a place for mosquitoes to breed.
Aswin continued, the first DHF mosquito will do is spawn on the wall of the water container, then the mosquito larvae will hatch and grow into adult mosquitoes.
So, draining and cleaning the bath for once a week is one of the most important dengue prevention steps. This habit can eradicate mosquitoes and break the chain of dengue transmission.
Not only cleaning the bathroom tub, draining and cleaning various containers in the house that hold water then closing it as a prevention of dengue hemarroghic fever.
“Furniture such as basins, used cans, vases, flower pots, buckets and others that contain stagnant water should be closed. If not, it can become a breeding ground for mosquitoes,” he continued.
In addition, the most important due is burying used things that are no longer used. With this step, mosquitoes have no place to breed.
Aswin added, what is no less important and often becomes a habit of publics is to hang clothes behind the door for too long and pile of dirty clothes in the corner of the room. If we are often done that things, it will become a favorite place for mosquitoes.
Protecting yourself by applying mosquito repellent wherever you go is also important, especially during this rainy season.
In addition to routinely protecting yourself by applying of drain, bury, close then using lotion or mosquito repellent, it is also important to get used to fogging activities. Fogging itself is part of the mass prevention of dengue hemarroghic fever by spraying mosquito repellent that is able to reach a wider area. Another thing that is no less important is collaborating with local stakeholders to work hand in hand to eradicate the transmission of dengue disease. One of them by implementing of draining, burying, closing and other prevention. Because it is a unity,” he said. (PKRS/KAR/BEEL)