Dengue Cases in Aklan and How to Avoid it

Being a mom , I can’t help but worry about the increasing dengue cases in Aklan. According to the latest release of PIA, the dengue cases in the whole Aklan is now at 554.

According to PIA, Kalibo owns the highest with 159, followed by Numancia, with 84; New Washington, 61; Banga, 35; Malay, 33; Makato, 29; Batan, 29; Lezo, 18; Altavas, 17; Malinao, 17; Ibajay and Tangalan, 13 each; Balete, 12; Libacao, 9; Nabas, 6 and Madalag, 4.

But how do we truly protect our loved ones from Dengue fever? Here are some useful tips from eHow.com:

1. Use an insect repellent with 20-30% DEET. Any less is ineffective and any more can cause side effects. Use on any exposed skin, particularly during the early morning and evening hours when mosquitoes are most active. Spray aerosol outside and in well ventilated areas to avoid inhalation.

2. Wear long sleeves and pants if you are outside during the day and evening hours. This is particularly important if you are traveling to moist areas like rivers, lakes, swamps, and marshes.

3.  Spray insect repellent on clothing. Mosquitoes can bite through thin clothing. Be sure to spray clothing in the evening hours.

More tips can be found here: How to Avoid Dengue Fever | eHow.com http://www.ehow.com/how_2325668_avoid-dengue-fever.html#ixzz0xtvgU8PB

As a mom, we have to be very cautious in protecting the health and wellness of our loved ones. For me I have to make extra precautions, clean our house and surroundings daily, I let her wear thick stockings at school. I buy organic mosquito repellent from human heart nature and I see to it when she’s outdoor she wears complete protection. At times I feel I am exaggerating but every time we visit relatives at the hospital, I am reassured that I am just doing my part.

What about you? Do you have any tips on how we can prevent Dengue?

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