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How to prevent fever ?

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Fever is a symptom of infection .Infections spread through various modes including air (droplet infection as in case of common cold), infected food and water (cholera, typhoid), mosquito bite (dengue fever, malaria). 

 

 

Prevention of fever means prevention of infection

 

 

 

                                                                                               

               

                    Proper hygiene                            Protective clothing for infants                  save from mosquito bite 

 

                                                                                                              

          

       Proper disposal of waste                                 Safe drinking water                                 Fresh & hot food

 

            

                                                                                                     

               

         Save from weather change                                                    Warm clothing in winters

 

              

                                                                                                 

               

                    Daily bath                                  Vaccination against diseases                 Maintain physical fitness 

 

 

 Typhoid

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Hygiene

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Safe food, water

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Hand washing before eating food.

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Proper sanitation.

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Avoid eating outside.

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Vaccination

 

Typhoid vaccine, a bacterial vaccine prepared from an inactivated, dried strain of Salmonella typhi. It is given for primary immunization against typhoid fever for adults and children.

 

 Malaria

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Individual prophylaxis includes insect repellent, covering of skin, use of mosquito netting for bed, and avoidance of outdoors at night when in endemic areas;

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Community prophylaxis includes control of mosquito breeding grounds and protection of the blood supply

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Antimalarial drugs for acute attacks and as prophylaxis if traveling to endemic areas;

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Worldwide destruction of the disease has not been possible.

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Insecticide-immune mosquitoes and drug-immune protozoa have developed.

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Through the use of insecticides and destruction of swamps, the disease has disappeared from many parts of the world.

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Vaccines are experimental

 

 Cholera

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A cholera vaccine is available for people traveling to areas where the infection is common.

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Other preventive measures include drinking only boiled or bottled water and eating only cooked foods.

 

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Cooking food long enough, keeping food in the refrigerator, and careful hand washing may help prevent the disease.

 

 

 

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