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The most effective protection from insects is wearing long sleeves and pants during feeding times. Anopheline mosquitoes, thecarriers of malaria, bite from dusk to dawn, so protecting yourself during the day is most important. Those near stagnant water should be especiallycareful as the anopheline mosquitoes breed in water.

Where and When Insects are Most Active

Dusk and dawn are the most active time for insects, so protecting oneself is essential. Limit outdoor activities during thesetimes and stay in protected areas if there are any. Avoid stale water, ditches, or any stagnant water as that is the breeding ground for themalaria-carrying mosquitoes.

Here are three resources that can help you learn more about mosquito-borne diseases, along with prevention:

  • http://www.mosquito-netting.com/
  • http://www.e-ticks.net/
  • http://www.malaria-prevention-info.com/

Protection against illness from animals - avoiding dangerous animals

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Avoiding snakes

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Contagious people

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Caution against mixing body fluids

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Sexual safety

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Maintaining good hygiene

According to UNICEF, "more than half of all illnesses and deaths among young children are caused by germs that get into theirmouths through food or water or dirty hands. Many of these germs come fromhuman and animal faeces.

Many illnesses, especially diarrhoea, can be prevented by good hygiene practices: putting all faeces in a toilet orlatrine; washing hands with soap and water or ash and water after defecating or handling children's faeces, and before feeding children or touchingfood; and ensuring that animal faeces are kept away from the house, paths, wells and children's play areas.

Everyone in the community needs to work together to build and use toilets and latrines, protect water sources, and safelydispose of waste water and garbage. It is important for governments to support communities by providing information on low-cost latrines andtoilet facilities that all families can afford. In urban areas, government support is needed for low-cost sanitation and drainage systems, improveddrinking water supply, and garbage collection.

A Dirty Face

A dirty face attracts flies, spreading the germs they carry from person to person. The eyes may become sore or infected and visionmay be impaired or lost if the eyes are not kept clean and healthy.

If the eyes are healthy, the white part is clear, the eyes are moist and shiny, and vision is sharp. If the eyes are extremely dry orvery red and sore, if there is a discharge or if there is difficulty seeing, then the child should be examined by a health worker as soon as possible.

Avoiding standing water

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Importance of boiling water

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Keeping the food area clean

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Girardia

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Human waste

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Nutrition

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Food preparation and care

Cooking food thoroughly kills germs. Food, especially meat and poultry, should be cooked all the way through.

Germs grow quickly in warm food. Food should be eaten as soon as possible after cooking so it does not have time to collect germs.

Questions & Answers

where we get a research paper on Nano chemistry....?
Maira Reply
what are the products of Nano chemistry?
Maira Reply
There are lots of products of nano chemistry... Like nano coatings.....carbon fiber.. And lots of others..
learn
Even nanotechnology is pretty much all about chemistry... Its the chemistry on quantum or atomic level
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da
no nanotechnology is also a part of physics and maths it requires angle formulas and some pressure regarding concepts
Bhagvanji
Preparation and Applications of Nanomaterial for Drug Delivery
Hafiz Reply
revolt
da
Application of nanotechnology in medicine
what is variations in raman spectra for nanomaterials
Jyoti Reply
I only see partial conversation and what's the question here!
Crow Reply
what about nanotechnology for water purification
RAW Reply
please someone correct me if I'm wrong but I think one can use nanoparticles, specially silver nanoparticles for water treatment.
Damian
yes that's correct
Professor
I think
Professor
Nasa has use it in the 60's, copper as water purification in the moon travel.
Alexandre
nanocopper obvius
Alexandre
what is the stm
Brian Reply
is there industrial application of fullrenes. What is the method to prepare fullrene on large scale.?
Rafiq
industrial application...? mmm I think on the medical side as drug carrier, but you should go deeper on your research, I may be wrong
Damian
How we are making nano material?
LITNING Reply
what is a peer
LITNING Reply
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
LITNING Reply
What is STMs full form?
LITNING
scanning tunneling microscope
Sahil
how nano science is used for hydrophobicity
Santosh
Do u think that Graphene and Fullrene fiber can be used to make Air Plane body structure the lightest and strongest. Rafiq
Rafiq
what is differents between GO and RGO?
Mahi
what is simplest way to understand the applications of nano robots used to detect the cancer affected cell of human body.? How this robot is carried to required site of body cell.? what will be the carrier material and how can be detected that correct delivery of drug is done Rafiq
Rafiq
if virus is killing to make ARTIFICIAL DNA OF GRAPHENE FOR KILLED THE VIRUS .THIS IS OUR ASSUMPTION
Anam
analytical skills graphene is prepared to kill any type viruses .
Anam
Any one who tell me about Preparation and application of Nanomaterial for drug Delivery
Hafiz
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
Bob
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
brayan
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Damian
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
Renato
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
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Kyle
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
Adin
why?
Adin
what school?
Kyle
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
Joe
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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