A Sustainable Outlook at Dengue Prevention

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Dengue, a disease usually seen in tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world, has seen a rise with a rise in unplanned urbanization and consequently climate change. puddle formation, mismanaged waste, lack of daylight and ventilation, etc. are few of the causes of dengue. these kinds of areas provide the perfect spots for mosquitos to breed and live in.

Some of the existing means of dealing with mosquitos, often times hamper other facets of nature like bees, birds, butterflies, etc. this would ultimately cause problems for food, water security and long term public health. in the long run, with an added increase in urbanization, these means might do more harm than good.

Looking into age old practices and natural means of healing give us an opportunity to deal with problems regarding public health in a balanced way.

Even in cases where extreme means are necessary, the safety of communities, front line workers and biodiversity should always be a consideration. along with this, careful planning and formation of cities, maintenance of cleanliness and fostering a climate angle while dealing with issues concerning long term public health, would render holistic and sustainable societies.


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