Mosquitoes are the world’s deadliest animal, they transmit deadly diseases and can kill over 1,000,000 people a year.
The main route of transmission of dengue, chikungunya and zika is through the bite of an infected Aedes aegypti mosquito.
A dirty/unkept backyard can be an incubator for mosquitoes. Once a week, empty and scrub, turn over, cover, or throw out any items that hold water such as tyres, buckets, toys, pools, etc.
Play CARPHA’s mobile game, and zap mosquitoes to keep your environment free from dengue, chikungunya and zika.
This event promotes education, awareness and community participation in mosquito prevention and control.
Mosquitoes in tropical climates can transmit illnesses such as dengue, chikungunya and zika. Climate variability and heavy showers of rain can bring standing water, providing a breeding ground for mosquitoes to lay their eggs.
Keep water drums, barrels and tanks tightly covered or sealed. Turn over, cover, or throw out containers that can collect water.
Protect your family from contracting or spreading mosquito-borne diseases. Use insect repellent, a mosquito net and wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants to avoid being bitten.
To protect yourself and the well-being of your unborn child, pregnant women must take extra precautions to avoid being bitten and visit your doctor regularly.
The symptoms of zika include joint pain, headache, fever and rash. Please visit your nearest health center or doctor if you are experiencing these symptoms. Consult a doctor.
Protect yourself against mosquitoes and the diseases transmitted by them.