Say ”NO” to Dengue

Dengue is a mosquito-borne viral disease widely spread throughout tropical and sub tropical regions. This disease is transmitted by a mosquito type called “Aedes“. Recent cases of Dengue have been confirmed in Sri Lanka, with most cases reported from Colombo. Risk of Dengue exists throughout the country and transmission occurs year-round. With the aim of Disease Prevention and Treatment, Rotaract Club of SLIIT organised the project “Say No To Dengue” under two phases; phase 01 on Dengue awareness and phase 2 on Dengue eradication.

“Say NO to Dengue – Phase 01”  was an online dengue awareness campaign initiated to educate the community in creation of a dengue free healthy environment for a better future. Inforgraphics and awareness posters were shared via social media and on other online platforms.

Dengue viruses are spread to people through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. Dengue is a common menace in more than 100 countries around the world. There is NO specific medicine for Dengue other than personal protection and clearance of mosquito breeding place. To prevent dengue fever, we must therefore prevent the breeding of Aedes mosquitoes. It is said that just a one rupee sized drop of water is all what dengue mosquitoes need to breed. Therefore, to get rid of dengue we must frequently check and remove stagnant water retaining places in our home, home gardens and surroundings.

In addressing on what WE can do, Rotaract Club of SLIIT in collaboration with Interact Club of Jaffna Hindu College organised “SAY NO TO DENGUE”- Phase 2 to clean up the mosquito breeding places on 26th of May 2019 at Jaffna Hindu College (main location), its surroundings, university premises and home gardens of students.

Don’t forget to clean your gardens and surroundings too. Lets join hand in hand to make Our Nation free of Dengue!

Kill their breed before they Kill our breed🚫

Written by,

Rtr. Duleesha Waidyarathne

Vice-president 2018/19

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