The first record of a case of probable dengue fever was during the Jin Dynasty (265–420 AD), recorded as a water poison caused by flying insects. Throughout the history of man, there have been many Dengue Fever epidemics, especially during the 1700’s. While most of these were infrequent and random at best, during the 1770’s and early 1780’s this really changed with cases becoming more recurring.
The National Environment Agency’s states that the latest number of cases last week dropped by 61 fewer than the previous week. While this is great news that last week’s number of cases of Dengue Fever fell to a yearly low of 181, for the year the number of cases still sits at currently the number of Dengue Fever cases sits at 7,538. The NEA (National Environment Agency) urge’s the public to remain vigilant and continue to work as a community to keep the virus in check, with the majority of mosquito-breeding still being found in homes.
Dengue Fever is an issue for most of the world, but there are many ways to prevent this disease from affecting your farm, horses, workers and loved ones.
- Use mosquito insecticide
- Wear protective clothing
- Reduce mosquito habitat
- If possible, Stay in air-conditioned or well-screened housing