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A 43-year-old member asked:

how exactly is the dengue fever being prevented today?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See below: Mosquito control efforts, insect repellant use, attempts to develop a vaccine.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dengue Fever: You can avoid travel to areas where Dengue is endemic. Protect against mosquitoes wi permethrin applied to long pants, long sleeved shirts, shoes / socks & 10% DEET for skin. When in endemic areas avoid being out at dusk or dawn. Ensure that building has good screens on window & use bed netting. Remove sources of standing water near the house. As of this writing 6 vaccines are in development
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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They say an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. What about dengue fever?

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If you can avoid: Mosquitoes in the tropics, by all means!
A 41-year-old member asked:

How is the dengue fever being prevented nowadays?

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Prevent mosquito bit: Dengue fever is spread by a mosquio which bites during the day. This mosquito lives in towns, backyards, cities etc -- everywhere you will be. Prevent bits by wearig protective clothing and wearing effective insect repellents such as 30% deet or 20% picardin. A vaccine is in development. Hopefully this will be available soon.
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How to prevent from dengue fever?

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Avoid Mosquitos: If you are traveling to an area where dengue is endemic, be sure to wear appropriate clothing during the day (that's when this type of mosquito is active) and a repellant. I don't know where you live or if you're traveling, but it's a broad question.
A 32-year-old member asked:

What type of mosquito causes dengue fever? How can I prevent myself from getting it?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Dengue: Dengue Fever is due to a virus that is transmitted by several types of Aedes mosquitoes. Most commonly it is transmitted by A. Aegypti. You can avoid travel to areas where Dengue is endemic. Protect against mosquitoes wi permethrin applied to long pants, long sleeved shirts, shoes / socks & 10% DEET for skin. When in endemic areas avoid being out at dusk or dawn. Ensure that building has good >
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
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screens on window & use bed netting. Remove sources of standing water near the house. As of this writing 6 vaccines are in development phase for Dengue Fever.
Nov 15, 2014

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