A total of 21 areas in the Dhaka city have been identified as the riskiest for Chikungunya disease, a report published on Thursday.
Epidemiology, Disease Control and experiment (IEDCR) released the report at a meeting on “Doings for prevention of chikungunya disease” in the health and family welfare ministry, reports BSS.
The risky areas are Uttara-9, Middle Badda, Gulshan-1, Lalmatia, Pallabi, Maghbazar, Malibagh, Rampura, Tejgaon, Banani, Nayatola, Kuril, Pirerbagh, Rayer Bazar, Shymoli, Uttara-4, Monipuripara, Mohammadpur, Mohakhali, Mirpur-1 and Korail Slum.
Health and family welfare minister Mohammad Nasim presided over the meeting. Director general of Directorate General of Health Service (DGHS) professor Abul Kalam Azad and officials of the ministry, among others, were present at the meeting
How to safe from Chikungunya
No vaccine exists to confine chikungunya virus infection or disease.
Prevent chikungunya virus infection by avoiding mosquito bites.
The mosquitoes that spread the chikungunya virus bite during the day and at night
Protect Yourself from Mosquito Bites
Use air conditioning or window/door screens to repose mosquitoes outside. If you are not able to protect yourself from mosquitoes inside your home or hotel, sleep under a mosquito bed net.
Help lessen the number of mosquitoes outside your home or hotel room by emptying standing water from containers such as flowerpots or buckets.
When weather permits, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants.
Use insect repellents
Repellents containing DEET, picaridin, IR3535, and oil of lemon eucalyptus or para-menthane-diol provide long-lasting protection.
If you use both sunscreen and insect repellent, apply the sunscreen first and then the repellent.
Do not spray repellent on the skin under your clothing.
Treat clothing with permethrin or purchase permethrin-treated clothing.
Always follow the label instructions when using insect repellent or sunscreen.