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World Mosquito Day: It is starting to change You should also change your tactics to stay safe

Climate change contributes to the spread of these diseases. The increase in water levels can cause flooding and the resulting conditions allow for the spread of chikungunya, dengue and malaria.



In New Delhi: The danger of illnesses carried by vectors also rises during the monsoon season. Infections like dengue, malaria, and chikungunya multiply during the season, therefore it’s crucial to take proper precautions to shield yourself from these viral illnesses.

The Aedes mosquito has become resistant to the common insecticide deltamethrin, according to recent research from North Bengal University. Controlling the spread of these vector-borne diseases will be more challenging as a result of the mosquitoes obtaining this resistance.

Another important factor in the spread of these illnesses is climate change. Floods conditions are exacerbated by the rising water level, and with flooding comes an increased risk of dengue, malaria, and chikungunya outbreaks. Rising water levels also indicate mosquito breeding grounds and the growth of vector-borne illnesses including Dengue, Malaria, and Chikungunya, according to Dr. Wasim Khot, consultant for infectious diseases at Global Hospital in Parel, Mumbai. One runs the danger of getting diarrhea and dysentery if they drink polluted water.

“Leptospirosis is a dangerous febrile sickness that can be contracted by wading through flood waters. As avoiding contact with such water may not always be possible, it is advised to use the doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis within 24-72 hours, as advised by the authorities, he continues. You must also practice additional preventive measures if you want to shield yourself from these illnesses.

Wear mosquito netting Put on long sleeves to protect yourself from getting bitten by mosquitoes. Utilize particular insect repellents to help keep mosquitoes at bay.

Disclaimer: The advice provided in this article is general in nature and not intended to be taken as expert medical advice. Before beginning any exercise program or altering your nutrition, always speak with your doctor or a dietician.