Protect Yourself from a Menace called Dengue.....
Dengue is a virus spread by mosquito bites. If you live in or travel to Kolkata, protect yourself by preventing mosquito bites.
Signs and Symptoms of Dengue
Most people infected have mild or no symptoms. About 1 in 4 people infected with dengue will get sick. Mild symptoms of dengue may be confused with other illnesses that cause fever and flu-like illness. Most people will recover after about one week. ...
The most common symptoms are fever and one or more of the following:
Eye pain (typically behind the eyes)
Muscle, joint, or bone pain
Nausea and vomiting
Unusual bleeding (nose or gum bleed, small red spots under the skin, or unusual bruising)
If you are living or traveling in Kolkata where dengue fever is common, these tips may help reduce your risk of mosquito bites:
Stay in air-conditioned or well-screened housing. The mosquitoes that carry the dengue viruses are most active from dawn to dusk, but they can also bite at night.
Wear protective clothing. When you go into mosquito-infested areas, wear a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, socks and shoes.
Use mosquito repellent.
Reduce mosquito habitat. The mosquitoes that carry the dengue virus typically live in and around houses, breeding in standing water that can collect in such things as used automobile tires. You can help lower mosquito populations by eliminating habitats where they lay their eggs. At least once a week, empty and clean containers that hold standing water, such as planting containers, animal dishes and flower vases. Keep standing water containers covered between cleanings. UcenterDress extra sized garment for the prom occasions that with sleeves