Control and Prevention

Control and Prevention

Tips on how to prevent dengue fever

  • use insect repellent
  • wear loose but protective clothing – mosquitoes can bite through tight-fitting clothes; trousers, long-sleeved shirts, and socks and shoes (not sandals) are ideal
  • sleep under a mosquito net – ideally one that has been treated with insecticide
  • be aware of your environment – preventing mosquitoes from accessing egg-laying habitats by environmental management and modification
  • eliminate the vector by

– changing water and scrubbing sides of lower vases once a


– keep water containers covered.

– proper disposal of rubber tires, empty bottles and cans.

  • Avoid too many hanging clothes inside the house.



In late 2015, the first dengue vaccine, Dengvaxia (CYD-TDV) by Sanofi Pasteur, was registered in several countries for use in individuals 9-45 years of age living in endemic areas.


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