Friday, August 20

Mosquito Special On World Mosquito Day

The rainy season is going on. And diseases are at their peak in this season. During the rainy season, the place gets filled with water, and poisonous germs grow in that water. The most important of these diseases are mosquito-borne diseases. Care has to be taken to avoid many such diseases with Corona.

Corona infection is under control but not over. To avoid this, many measures have been taken and everyone will have to be careful till the corona is not completely eradicated. Similarly, mosquito-borne diseases rarely end, but we have to keep taking measures to avoid that infection. Mosquitoes breed rapidly due to the dirt in the rain and lack of cleanliness. Mosquito bites cause diseases like dengue, chikungunya, and malaria. Today, on the occasion of World Mosquito Day, we will understand everything related to mosquitoes carefully.

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History of Mosquito Day.

The story dates back to 1897. Sir Ronaldo Ross, a British doctor, was diagnosed with a serious disease like malaria. After much hard work and research, he discovered this on 20 August 1897. He said that malaria is caused by mosquito bites, and in those parasites of female Anopheles spread the disease. After his great discovery, World Mosquito Day is celebrated every year on 20 August in memory of Sir Ronaldo Ross. On this day people are made aware to avoid the infection caused by mosquitoes bites.

Mosquito bites can also be fatal.

Malaria is the most prevalent disease among mosquito-borne diseases. It is caused by the bite of female Anopheles. But the most deadly infection in this is dengue. The risk of infection due to mosquitoes bites increases when a person is already suffering from a disease, such as AIDS, Tuberculosis, and also with a weak immune system. The Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes spread chikungunya. Usually, this disease is viral but now it is becoming increasingly dangerous. Because this disease usually does not start showing its symptoms until 4 to 6 days after the bite. That’s why it is very important to avoid mosquitoes. 

Why do mosquitoes bite?

You will surprise to know that not all mosquitoes but only female mosquitoes bite. Only female mosquitoes are responsible for mosquito-borne diseases. The female mosquito also does not always bite, when she is pregnant then she needs blood, and then she sucks the blood of a human or any animal. She gets protein by sucking blood.  She needs this protein after conception. This protein helps the egg to develop.

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What are the main symptoms of infection?

  • Dizziness
  • Panic button
  • High fever with chills
  • Vomiting
  • Having a cold
  • The rapid drop in body sugar
  • Sometimes a person faints.
  • Bone and muscle pain
  • Getting tired

These symptoms may also be similar to normal diseases. But if such symptoms are seen for a long time, then they should be immediately investigated.

What should we do to avoid mosquito?

  • During the rainy season, try not to collect water around the house.
  • If water has accumulated, try to keep it clean.
  • Keep the surrounding drains covered.
  • Pay special attention to the cleanliness of the house during the rainy season.
  • Do not collect any kind of junk in the house.
  • Keep the mesh of the window.
  • Spray insecticides from time to time.
  • Use mosquito net while sleeping.
  • Wear full sleeve clothes.
  • Use mustard oil or mosquito repellent gel before going out.

Today Mosquito Day is being celebrated and the theme of World Mosquito Day 2021 is Reaching the zero malaria target