Vimukti organized health awareness
campaign in surrounding villages of Pothnal. The main objective of
the health campaign is to create awareness about people should take
precautions to prevent vector- borne diseases such as malaria,
dengue, lymphatic filariasis, Japanese Encephalitis, chikungunya.
District administration, health and family welfare department and
the office of district vector- borne disease prevention officer Mr.
Balappa said, diseases are spread through mosquito bites. Vaccines
could not be found for such diseases so far but medicines could be
given for controlling the disease. Malaria is a life- threatening
mosquito-borne disease caused by a plasmodium parasite. It is
transmitted to humans through the bite of Anopheles mosquito. The
disease was identified 150 years ago but till today no vaccine is
licensed for it is treatment.
Anopheles mosquito lays around 300 eggs on water at a time all the
eggs are hatched and therefore precautions should be taken against
the mosquito breeding in the residential areas. Cleanliness should
be maintained and water stagnation should not be allowed he said.
VCT Staff nurse Mrs. Nagrathna said, mosquito nets creams,
liquidator and smoke of the neem leaves could be used to avoid