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Prevention

There are no specific medications to treat dengue, and there is no vaccine commercially available against dengue. Therefore, prevention is the most important step to reduce the risk of dengue infection. There are several ways of prevention:

  Mosquito control by either larval control and adult mosquito control.
  Reduce mosquito bites, especially during daylight hours.



Figure 1: Dengue prevention through mosquito control and insect repellent

 


Video 1. Dengue prevention in Thailand, 2008