Dengue is a viral infection spread by the bite of infected female Aedesmosquito.

It is a highly resilient mosquito with the following features

  • Lives in urban habitats
  • The eggs have the ability to withstand drying and survive without water for several months on the inner walls of containers
  • Breeds mostly in man-made containers even with little water
  • Common breeding places include
    • Open water tanks, drums
    • Discarded plastic food containers or any trash that can hold water
    • Discarded tyres
    • Flower vases, pot plates
    • Unused toilet bowls, cisterns
    • Choked gutters
    • Gully traps
    • Concrete drains
  • Bites primarily at day time. Peak biting periods are early in the morning and in the evening before dusk, but it can bite at night in well lit areas.

Protect yourself from Dengue.