Center Advises Residents to Take Precautions Against Diseases
The center for disease control and prevention is reminding residents to take precautions in protecting themselves from transmission of diseases especially after storms. Heavy amounts of rainfall have the tendency to increase the population of flies and mosquitoes.
The increase in population also leads to the increase in chances of transmission of diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and encephalitis. The center also said that large groups of rats will flock at less waterlogged areas thus increasing chances of human contact. To ensure a sanitary environment, the residents along with community management should find ways to prevent these infestations in their neighborhood.
To prevent dengue fever a clean indoor environment is important. Residents should immediately mop up stagnant water to prevent the growth of mosquitoes. Residents that have water plants such as lotuses and lucky bamboo should change their water every three to five days. Water filled holes and tree holes should be covered of filled with soil to prevent the spur of mosquito infestations.
The center advises travelers to take necessary precautions by getting vaccinations before travelling to countries and regions in South America, Southeast Asia and Africa. When a traveler suffers from fever after being in an area that is susceptible to malaria should immediately go to a hospital to get a check up for malaria.