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How to prevent Dengue and Malaria
A little bit of carefulness can save you from dreadful diseases such as Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya.

WITH THE blessing of the rain Gods, Delhi is having intermittent rains for the last couple of days providing a breeding ground for mosquitoes. Malaria, Dengue and Chikungunya are caused by mosquito bite. Mosquitoes breed both in open clean water as well as stagnant water stored in water coolers and tanks. Such diseases can be controlled with our alertness and activeness.

Following precautions can be taken to prevent mosquito breeding:

- Coolers must be cleaned and dried once a week. If not possible, use one tablespoon of kerosene/petrol or Temephos granules, which are available free of cost at all pharma stores.

- Water tanks must be tightly covered.

- Water of flower pots must be changed once a week.

- Unused tyres, pots, cups and bottles that can store water must be destroyed.

- Mosquito nets must be used to prevent mosquito bite as a precaution against Dengue.

- Storage of stagnant water should not be allowed around office premises/houses. If unavoidable, a small quantity of kerosene/petrol/diesel may be poured on such stagnant water.

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