World Malaria Day: Here are some simple hacks to prevent malaria

DN Bureau

When we are surrounded by blood-sucking mosquitoes who are capable of infecting us with Malaria, it only makes sense to take precautions. As they say, prevention is better than cure.

Maintain a strong immune system

Consuming a healthy diet and drinking lots of fluids are the easiest ways to achieve a strong immune system that can fight infection.

Clean surrounding

The first step towards preventing malaria is to maintain hygiene. Make sure your home is mopped with disinfectant every day and the excess water around you treated at the earliest.

Wear full clothes

Wear light coloured full sleeves or legs clothes that cover most of your body to avoid mosquito bites.

Keep the doors and windows shut

Do not let mosquitoes enter your home. Keep the doors and windows shut, especially during the evening. Because that’s when mosquitoes tend to enter and hide in the dark corners of your house.

Avoid street food

It can be hard to resist those lips making street food items but to keep yourself away from the infection, opt for freshly cooked and steaming hot food instead.

Mosquito repellents

Repellents creams, sprays, and insecticide-treated nets are pocket-friendly and effective tools to avoid exposure to mosquitoes, keep them handy.

Aromatic plants

Plants with a strong aroma are something mosquitoes don’t like. So, grow rosemary, marigold, mint or lemongrass to keep mosquitoes away. (ANI)

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