It appears that dengue is rearing its ugly head again. In the last week or so, Chennai has reported several cases of dengue with at least a handful of fatal cases. Dengue and other mosquito borne diseases are set to rise given the imminent arrival of the monsoon.
With incomplete storm water drains providing excellent breeding grounds, the mosquito population is going to skyrocket once the monsoon sets in.
Protecting oneself from getting bitten by mosquitoes can be quite difficult, but not impossible. Here are a few things you can do to protect yourself.
1. Make sure there is no stagnant water in and around your house.
2. Use a fine mesh to cover all windows and doors. There are several types of meshes available (Netlon is a popular brand) and there are many local providers who will come and understand your requirements and cut and fix the mesh appropriately.
3. Use a mosquito net when you go to bed. There are wonderfully simple to use models available that do not require any complicated assembly or external support. Click here or on the image to buy.
Here’s to a dengue-free monsoon.