Dengue Fever | Treatment | Prevention

Treatment
  • Please consult your doctor. There is no specific medication.
  • Rest and drink plenty of fluids. Paracetamol can be taken for fever and pain relief.
  • Avoid aspirin in children less than 12 years.

Prevention
There is presently no vaccine to prevent dengue fever yet. However , trials are still ongoing to develop an effective dengue vaccine. Avoid mosquito bites by :
  • using mosquito repellents on skin and clothing.
  • avoiding heavily populated residential areas.
  • staying in air-conditioned or screened areas. Use bed nets if sleeping areas are not screened or air-conditioned.
Eliminate mosquito breeding sites:
  • eliminate mosquito breeding sites around homes. Discard items that can collect rain or run-off water, especially buckets, old tyres, vases, plastic containers , drums.
  • Regularly change the water in pet containers, bath tubs, pails and jars.

For More Information
  • see your paediatrician
  • Local Public Health Department
  • Local Health Clinics
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention website, www.dph.gov.my or at tel : 03-88833888
Source; http://www.myhealth.gov.my

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