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There is an upsurge of Dengue and Chikunguniya cases in the country. Both of these diseases are spread by  Aedes mosquitoes, which breeds in domestic and peridomestic areas.  There is a need to create public awareness and mobilize the community about correct use of preventive measures against these diseases. Some of the preventive strategies include repellants, mosquito nets, covering water containers, preventing clogging of gutters and roof tops, avoiding stagnation of water, etc are known to be effective in preventing these diseases.  Gamifying dengue prevention may help in creation of awareness and halt  the spread of this disease.

Useful links

National Health Portal

Dengue Fever: https://www.nhp.gov.in/disease/musculo-skeletal-bone-joints-/dengue-fever

National Vector Borne Disease Control Program has issued Guidelines for containment of Chikungunya and Dengue  epidemic Outbreaks https://nvbdcp.gov.in/Doc/GUIDELINES%20FOR%20CONTAINMENT%20OF%20DENGUE%20FEVER%20AND%20CHIKUNGUNYA%20EPIDEMICS.pdfc