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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Santoso

Steps to Prevent Malaria, Dengue Fever, and Respiratory Tract Infections in the Rainy Season

The rainy season is often a season that is vulnerable to the spread of infectious diseases such as malaria, dengue fever and respiratory tract infections. To reduce the risk of developing this disease, there are several preventive steps you can take:

  1. Using a mosquito net: When sleeping, use a mosquito net to protect yourself from mosquito bites which are the main cause of transmission of malaria and dengue fever.

  2. Using Anti-Mosquito Repellent: Use anti-mosquito medication or anti-mosquito lotion to protect the skin from mosquito bites.

  3. Cleaning Mosquito Nests: Clean and clear mosquito nests around the house to reduce the mosquito population.

  4. Avoid Stagnant Water: Respiratory tract infections such as influenza are often spread through contaminated water droplets. Avoid puddles of water and make sure the drains around the house are clean.

  5. Washing Your Hands: Washing your hands with soap regularly can help prevent the spread of viruses and bacteria that cause respiratory infections.

  6. Maintaining a Clean Environment: Keeping the environment clean, including the home and public places, can help prevent the spread of disease.

  7. Vaccination: For vaccine-preventable diseases such as influenza, consider vaccination.

  8. Improved Immune System: Eating nutritious foods, getting enough rest, and exercising regularly can help improve the immune system, making it more resistant to infections.

By taking appropriate preventive measures, we can reduce the risk of contracting infectious diseases that are common during the rainy season. Maintaining cleanliness, eating a healthy diet and living an active life can be the first step in maintaining health during the rainy season.


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