Mosquito Essays

Dengue Fever

Dengue fever (UK /ˈdɛŋɡeɪ/ or US /ˈdɛŋɡiː/), also known as breakbone fever, is an infectious tropical diseasecaused by the dengue virus. Symptoms include fever,headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristicskin rash that is similar to measles. In a small proportion of cases the disease develops into the life-threateningdengue hemorrhagic fever, resulting in bleeding, low levels of blood platelets and blood plasma leakage, or into dengue shock syndrome, where dangerously low blood pressure occurs. Dengue is transmitted by several species…

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Environmental Health and Safety

Explain which of the following two approaches to enhance food safety would be more effective in the long run- a stronger enforcement program by the local health department, or a mandatory food safety training requirement for all restaurant employees. Describe worker behaviors that may promote or compromise food safety. Provide two examples. Describe the top one recommendation you would give to the public to prevent being bit by mosquitoes that may transmit West Nile Virus. Justify your choice. Describe the…

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Lemon Grass Case Study

Lemon grass (Cybopogon citrates) is a perennial herb widely used in Asian cuisine. It is commonly used for teas, soups and insecticides. In the Philippines lemon grass is called “tanglad” commonly used to savour Filipino delicacies. In a study Evaluation of Herbal Essential oil against Mosquitoes by the Department of Plant Production Technology and Faculty of Agricultural Technology in Bangkok Thailand affirmed that lemon grass indeed contains organic repellents against mosquitoes. In a laboratory experiment, volunteers were instructed to apply…

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Info About Dengue

Humans are the major hosts of the dengue virus and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes represent the principal vector .A aegypti is closely associated with human habitation and its larvae are often found in artificial water containers such as discarded tires, buckets and water storage facilities. Dengue is a mosquito borne disease that has recently become a public health concern. The WHO has estimated that 40% of the world’s population is at risk of getting dengue and there are currently 50 million…

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Mosquito Shadow Animal Totem

The mosquito is my shadow animal totem because it tests me to overcome small irritations. When a mosquito bites me, I’m usually not too happy about it. Even though it is just a small bump on me, it allows the mosquito to lay its eggs as the small amount of blood they suck is enough to last for a few days. After I have been bitten I need to find the patience to overcome the itchiness. Realistically, a mosquito bite…

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Mosquito Trapper Using Sugar and Yeast

I. Problem (Question) How to prevent mosquito bites and sickness like Dengue that we can get from mosquitoes? How can we prevent spread of mosquitoes in our house without buying with high-priced electric mosquito killer lamps, insect killer racket or any other device that is too pricy for killing insects and mosquitoes? II. Title Mosquito Trapper Using Sugar And Yeast III. Introduction Our group observed that many people especially children are prone in getting sickness from mosquitoes and may suffer…

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Dengue Prevention and Control Program

I.INTRODUCTION The Department of Health initiated the National Dengue Prevention and Control Program since 1993.They are aiming for reducing morbidity and mortality from dengue infection by preventing the transmission of the virus from the mosquito vector human. In line with this their mission is to improve the quality of health of Filipinos by adopting an integrated dengue control approach in the prevention and control of dengue infection. According to them there are 62,503 cases of the mosquito-borne illness have been…

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Mosquito Repellent

Many attempts have been made to produce an insect repellent from Lanzones peelings. Lanzones peelings are the main ingredient for our study. The group chose it because according to research, the skin of lanzones has a certain compound that can repel mosquitos. When burned, it also produces an aromatic smell which is soothing and relaxing. This ingredient can also be burned easily. It is perfect for the production of katol, a coil of incense used to kill and repel mosquitoes…

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Factors Contributing to Dengue Fever

In the tropical regions of the world, dengue fever is spread by the bite of mosquitoes. The two kinds of mosquitoes are the Aedes albopictu and Aedes aegypti. The females become carriers of the virus Flaviviridae after biting an infected person. Dengue fever symptoms are similar to the flu, while dengue hemorrhagic fever is a more severe infection. This type produces bleeding, sometimes shock, and may cause death. Controlling the spread of dengue fever is done through the use of…

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