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How is dengue transmitted by Aedes mosquitoes?
An uninfected female Aedes mosquito gets infected with the Dengue virus when it bites a person infected with dengue, and then transmits dengue to other healthy individuals it bites after that. 

Dengue fever is a disease caused by the dengue virus, which is transmitted by infected mosquitoes.

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How to prevent Aedes mosquito breeding?
The Aedes mosquito prefers to breed in clean, stagnant water easily found in our homes. All it takes is clean, stagnant water as small in volume as the size of a 20-cent coin, for mosquitoes to breed.

Let's all do our part to break the dengue transmission cycle by removing stagnant water from potential mosquito breeding habitats.

Do the Mozzie Wipeout at least once a week to prevent mosquito breeding. Stop dengue with B-L-O-C-K.

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Dengue clusters and areas with higher Aedes aegypti mosquito population
Check if you live in a dengue cluster area or in an area with more Aedes mosquitoes, as you will have a higher risk of being bitten and infected with the Dengue virus. Our Gravitrap surveillance system detects areas with higher adult Aedes aegypti mosquito population.

You can also get notifications on dengue clusters and areas with higher Aedes aegypti mosquito population by downloading the myENV app.

Use of Mosquito Repellent
Using insect repellant safely and effectively can protect you from mosquito bites, especially if you are living in dengue cluster areas.

Repellents containing DEET (N,N-diethyl-m-toluamide), picaridin or IR3535 as the active ingredient are the most effective in repelling mosquitoes. These products are safe even for use by pregnant women and nursing mothers. Products with less than 10% DEET are safe for young children and infants from two months of age. Here are some guidelines on the use of mosquito repellent spray

The effectiveness of repellents based on plant-based extracts, such as citronella, eucalyptus and other essential oils, varies from person to person, and such products usually require more frequent application. Although these can generally provide some protection against biting insects, they are less effective than those containing DEET, picaridin and IR3535.

You should also carry out these important steps to protect yourself and your loved ones:
  • Spray insecticide in dark corners around the home such as under the bed or sofa and behind the curtains
  • Apply mosquito repellent regularly (with reapplication every few hours or according to manufacturers' instructions and level of activity). 
  • Wear long sleeve tops and long pants
Inspecting your homes and premises for mosquito breeding habitats
Dengue inspections are important to help break the dengue transmission cycle. Learn about what goes on during dengue inspections and how you can identify our NEA dengue inspection officers.

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