Essay On Mosquito Borne Diseases

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Mosquitoes pose a huge health hazard as they spread diseases, such as malaria, dengue fever, yellow fever, chikungunya and encephalitis. This article gives you an overview of some these diseases and some tips on how to protect your child from mosquito borne diseases.
1. Malaria
Malaria is a common mosquito-borne disease in India. Malaria can occur all the year around but the number of cases increases during the monsoon season.
Cause: The warm humid weather and stagnant water of the monsoon provides an ideal breeding ground for mosquitoes. The female anopheles mosquitoes which are infected by the malaria parasite, spread malaria when they bite their victims during the night. A person may also get malaria fever if they receive infected blood during a
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The symptoms of this severe infections include high fever, headache, neck stiffness, stupor, disorientation, abnormal movements, occasional convulsions (especially in infants), coma and paralysis.
Children and mosquito borne diseases
Infants and toddlers are especially vulnerable to mosquitoes while they are playing or sleeping. The following preventive measures are to be strictly observed especially during the monsoon.
Basic preventive measures against mosquito borne diseases
 As mosquitoes breed in stagnant water in humid weather, it would be a good idea to keep your house and surrounding areas free of uncovered stagnant water, especially in the monsoon season.
 It’s best to keep water storage containers covered at all times.
 Do not leave water in coolers, plant pots, flower vases and pet dishes for too long.
 Install wire meshes on doors and windows to prevent mosquitoes from entering the house.
 Use mosquito nets for your child’s crib or cot.
 Dress your child to protect him from mosquitoes. Make your child wear long-sleeved clothing and trousers or jeans, especially if he goes out to the park to play or while he sleeps in the

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