Dengue Commeth – Prevention is better than cure

After the epidemic in karachi, dengue is finally making way to others parts of the city, recently claiming the life of 14 year old Mehreen here yesterday. The number of cases has risen in six now.

Here i’ll post my public service advisory, similar to the one posted on Khi metblogs

Safety measures for protecting against dengue include
1) Leaving the city (okay.. not the most practical, i agree)
2) Generous applications of mospel all over your body (you end up smelling sweet too)
3) From the article: people should keep their homes and offices protected against mosquitoes through the use of bed nets while sleeping, placing fixed nets on doors and windows, not leaving overhead water tanks open, removing flower pots, plant holdings and other possible places of mosquito breeding from within the homes, using mosquito repellent lotion on the body and mosquito coils and mats.

4 Comments so far

  1. unaiza nasim (unregistered) on October 26th, 2006 @ 3:07 am

    hahhaha!!! so that;s why u left the city:-p

  2. mansoor (unregistered) on October 26th, 2006 @ 7:39 pm

    lolz! yes :p

  3. shirazi (unregistered) on October 29th, 2006 @ 3:17 pm

    God save us all!

  4. Umair (unregistered) on November 13th, 2006 @ 1:59 pm

    New Delhi, Oct. 15 (ANI): While the authorities across India continue to battle increasing number of dengue fever which has no known vaccine, papaya leaves juice has been found to be helpful in combating the fever.

    According to a message received from Dr Sumedha Bajaj of Bombay Hospital, two tablespoon full of papaya leaves juice once a day works wonders for the dengue affected persons.

    Dr Bajaj quotes an instance of a patient suffering with dengue fever whose platelet count had dropped to 28,000 after three days in hospital and water had started to fill up her lung making it difficult for her to breathe.

    Doctors had given up saying that there was no cure for dengue and the body’s immune system needed to build up resistance against dengue and fight its own battle.

    It was then that papaya leaves juice came to her rescue. The very next day of having taken the juice that platelet count showed an upward trend and her fever subsided. With the continuous feeding of papaya leaf juice she recovered in three days.

    Dr Bajaj says: just clean two pieces of only the leafy part, no stem or sap, and pound and squeeze with filter cloth. One leaf gives one tablespoon juice. The juice need not be boiled or cooked or rinsed with water, or it will loose its strength.

    Although, the juice is very bitter, it needs to be swallowed as it is and it works, says Dr Bajaj. (ANI)

    Also tilawat surah-e-taghabun for safty. And if infect tilawat surah-e-Rahman. Dua Ka Talib Umair Hussain

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