The Aedes Aegypti Mosquito
For sure you’ve heard of it, the diseases it can transmit and maybe even have known someone who had dengue – the neighbor’s aunt’s friend, maybe? Even so, there are still many people who ignore the existence of the mosquito and end up relying on chance.
Help! So, now what?
Due to the rains, summer is more favorable to the proliferation of the Aedes mosquito, and some specialists expect a severe outbreak of these diseases this season.
Are you scared? Calm down, you can work this out! But everyone needs to help. Cleaning gutters, capping water reservoirs and eliminating all other spots of stagnant water? Yes! And no. To prevent mosquito breeding sites, you must go further.
Was I contaminated?
It is important to see a doctor in case of suspected contamination, so be aware of the main symptoms:
Is it a myth or not?
You have already understood that Aedes is a serious matter, so it’s time to clarify other myths concerning the mosquito and the diseases it transmits.
The Aedes bite itches similarly to the mosquito bite
The Aedes bite does not itch like the bite of other mosquitoes, it leaves no marks and pain can go unnoticed. So, it can be hard to notice the attack.
Natural repellents do not prevent Aedes mosquito bite
The infestation of Aedes mainly takes place in urban areas
Dengue hemorrhagic fever only occurs with those who have the disease for the second time
Aedes aegypti is not a myth.
Besides believing it, you must protect yourself.
The diseases transmitted by the Aedes mosquito can kill. Protect yourself.
Bruno Miguel Jorge Celoria
CRM (Regional Medical Board): 52.87798-0