Sunday, 1 May 2011

Ten guidelines to avoid malaria

Keep away from mosquito bites by trying protective clothing over the arms and legs, using mosquito meshes and panels, and bug vile balm, oil, spew or spray.

Anti malarial drugs can be set for guests to areas where malaria is prevailing. Action should start two weeks before incoming the area, and sustained for 4 weeks after parting the area.

Sleep in rooms that are appropriately screened with gauze over the windows and doors.

There should be no holes in the gauze and no un screened entry points to the room. Air-conditioned rooms are good, too.

Wear light colors while going out afternoon as light colors are less gorgeous to mosquitoes. Use bed nets when sleeping in areas infested with mosquitoes.

Use insecticides and flying insect sprays to reduce the number of mosquitoes in areas where you will be spending a significant amount of time.

When possible, avoid camping or spending prolonged amounts of time in areas where standing water is present.

Keep pots and pans emptied of water. Open vessels for drinking water should be covered. Mosquitoes use areas of standing water to lay their eggs.

If you know you will be traveling in areas where malaria is prevalent, ask your doctor for anti-malarial drugs.

Pregnant women should avoid traveling to malaria's regions as it increases the risk of abortion, premature birth, still-birth and maternal death.


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