|The faculties and students of MAKAUT participating in the awareness campaign|
Maulana Abul Kalam Azad University of Technology (MAKAUT), WB organized a Dengue Awareness Camp in local schools on the 4th of September, 2019 in the locality adjoining its Haringhate Campus.
Preventing or reducing dengue virus transmission depends entirely on controlling the mosquitoes. World Health Orgasnization (WHO) promotes the strategic approach known as Integrated Vector Management (IVM) to control mosquito vectors, including those of dengue.
IVM is defined as a 'rational decision-making process for the optimal use of resources for vector control." The aims are to improve efficacy, cost effectiveness, ecological soundness and sustainability.
Transmission control activities should target the spreading of the virus in its immature (egg, larva, and pupa) and adult stages in the household and immediate vicinity. This includes other settings where human–vector contact occurs, such as schools, hospitals and workplaces.
That is why MAKAUT has chosen the local schools to spread awareness against the spreading of Dengue. The Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are responsible for spreading the virus. They breed inside and outside the home, schools, hospitals etc. in containers holding water and rarely fly more than 200 metres from the breeding site. They do not breed in creeks, swamps, pools or other bodies of water.
There is no vaccine to prevent human infection by this virus. Personal protection and the environmental management of mosquitoes are important in preventing illness. The people must prevent access of mosquitoes to an infected person with a fever. They must protect themselves from mosquito bites at all times, especially in dengue infected areas.
All these messages were spread by the students, faculties and officials of MAKAUT, as a part of the Awareness Camp.
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