Posts Tagged "dengue fever"

APAD 024: Dengue mozzie

Posted by on Oct 22, 2012 in A Photo a Day, Addicted to Meme, All things Khmer, Cambodia life, Cycle 2, What's On in Cambodia | 3 comments

I think I may have taken a photo of the deadly dengue mosquito, aka, Aedes aegypti. What do you think?

Something yellow is reflected on the can.

I believe it is so! The tell-tale sign is there – the prominent black and white strips on the legs and body! As it was glued to the yellow can of condensed milk, I had no trouble exterminating it with a piece of cloth. To prevent the spread of dengue this monsoon season, it is advised that everyone clean their homes, dispose of their garbage properly, make sure nothing in your house or yard holds water (keep everything dry).¬† Use an effective disinfectant, if necessary. I also looked at available mosquito net (can’t go wrong with this) and spray repellents and I found a lot, some are safe for kids, too. There’s also this cool mosquito repellant that you wear outdoors.¬†Cool bracelet, eh?

 

According to this online news, there are 34,483 reported dengue fever cases, 146 children killed in 9 months (Jan-Sept 2012); a scary 147% increase in the number of reported deaths compared to 59 last year in the same period. For the complete story, please click the link of my source. Please take all the necessary precautions to avoid getting ill with dengue.

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