Left) The Culex quinquefasciatus night-biting mosquito could be present in Hawaii. (Right) The Aedes albopictus day-biting mosquito is a species present in Hawaii. Photos by James Gathany, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The state Department of Health has just lately reported 5 instances of dengue fever, 4 in Pearl City and one in Honolulu, and Tripler Army Medical Center (TAMC) Department of Preventive Medicine has issued an announcement on what you are able to do to extend your consciousness of dengue fever and stop publicity.
According to TAMC, dengue fever is a viral sickness of people carried by mosquitoes.
Symptoms of the sickness embrace excessive fever, extreme complications, muscle and joint pains, rash and vomiting. Consult your physician you probably have any dengue fever signs.
The division of preventive drugs urged that mosquito breeding sources needs to be eradicated. Sources of standing water that may change into breeding areas for mosquitoes embrace tires, bottles/cans, trash, clogged roof gutters, flower pots, bromeliads and different water-containing vegetation, and another merchandise that may maintain water.
In an effort to guard your loved ones, TAMC has supplied a number of tips. They embrace: *Avoid going outdoors when mosquitoes are most energetic throughout daybreak and nightfall hours. *Cover up with clothes as a lot as attainable. *For adults use insect repellents on uncovered pores and skin. *Use mosquito repellents with 20 to 50 % DEET. *For kids beneath age 5, use merchandise with DEET concentrations no higher than 10 %. *For kids older than 5 years, use merchandise with DEET concentrations no greater than 15 %.
Note that nutritional vitamins, natural mixtures, ultrasonic units and tub oils aren’t efficient at repelling mosquitos, the division emphasised.
According to the Directorate of Public Works (DPW) for U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii, there are six biting species of mosquitoes in Hawaii, and they’re divided into two basic varieties based mostly on their feeding habits. Day-biting mosquitoes feed primarily in the course of the day and considerably throughout daybreak and nightfall, whereas night-biting mosquitoes primarily feed throughout nightfall and into the night time.
There are 4 species of day-biting mosquitoes in Hawaii. They all have a brief flight vary of 100-150 yards which signifies that their presence at your property normally signifies a close-by breeding supply.
Hawaii has two species of night-biting mosquitoes. They have a flight vary of a number of miles as much as 20 miles so, their presence at your property could not point out a close-by breeding web site, based on DPW.