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Prevent Dengue………….By Stopping The Mosquito….

What is Dengue?

Dengue (pronounced den gee) is a viral disease that you get from a mosquito. Dengue cannot be spread from one person to another.

What are the symptoms of dengue?

The symptoms are high fever, bad headache, pain behind the eyes, backache, joint pains, and sometimes a rash. Patients with dengue hardly ever die.

What is the treatment for dengue?

There is no vaccine. Antibiotics are not helpful. Rest, fluids, and aspirin-free fever medicine may make you feel better. Do not take aspirin. If you think you have dengue fever, you should see a doctor.

How can you keep from getting the disease?

There are two ways to keep from getting the disease. The most important way is to get rid of places where mosquitoes breed. Also avoid mosquito bites by wearing long sleeves and pants, and staying in a building with good screens on the windows and doors. Screens with holes should be repaired.

Some people find repellents useful. Use them with caution, especially in children. Always follow the directions carefully.

It’s a fact……….

All mosquitoes need water in which to pass their early life stages. If there are any places around your home where water collects, you may be raising mosquitoes!!!

Check Your Yard and Home…

YOU SHOULD… Get rid of old tires, cans, bottles, jars, buckets, drums and other containers, to keep them empty of water.
YOU SHOULD… Empty your kiddie pool weekly.
YOU SHOULD… Repair leaky pipes, outside faucets, and move air conditioner drain hose frequently.
YOU SHOULD… Change water in flower vases, bird baths, planters, and animal watering pans twice a week.

Life Cycle

Different stages of a mosquito’s live cycle.

For more information, please contact:

Beto Hernandez, Acting Health Coordinator
118 S. Cage Blvd. 1st Floor
Pharr, Texas 78577
956-402-4211

Texas Department of Health Office:
Harlingen 956-423-0130
San Antonio 210-342-3300
Office of Border Health 1-800-693-6699
Austin 512-458-7676

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