Thursday, August 24, 2006
Mosquito!! Mosquito!! If we tell this name in chennai every one fear like hearing some terrorist name. Like how it threat’s our people. For this we also not an exception. Our latest enemy is blood-sucking Mosquitoes, in our place after 6pm we are like home arrest people, can’t go out of our house, if we open our door there will be a bunch of mosquitoes waiting like war soldiers to attack us. You know we are putting separate budget for these small mosquitoes. There are thick plants in front of our house (un constructed ground!), in the recent rain many mosquitoes have hatch eggs in the plants and developed they kids. In day times we can’t see any, but when the sky get dark, they come out, and start they work. We use many Tec nick to kill them, but no use, they are very strong. You know they are brilliant actors, if we spray the Hit medicine on them, they used to fall down and when the power goes they started to dance. Then we use the coil, even thought to no use, when the time reach 6 switch on the liquidators, the only medicine protect us form the Mosquito’s are Odomos, before we leave to seep we use this cream on our hands, legs, and face to avoid the bite. Last night found a new way of treatment, by taking the mosquito mat in a compus, burn the mate and spread the smoke all over the room, with in 15 minutes every one fall down we sweep it and put it outside the house. Even though we put mosquito net for windows.
Why we (the people of Tamil Nadu) suddenly afraid of mosquitoes now? Chikungunya.
As of August 2006, nearly 1 lakh people were affected in Tamil Nadu, by this new disease, Chennai, is one of the worst affected. Mostly this disease are worst in suburbs of chennai like kottivakam (just a 200 meter form my house), thorappakam, kanthanjavadi, Thambram ect…for this many child’s are affected. News had come that 2 kids were died in this disease in north chennai, but the health minister who objected this news said that Chikungunya has affected Tamil Nadu 40 years ago. Now the patients who affected by this disease, has reached 1200 a day in chennai & its suburbs. In south & western districts of TN the disease is spreading quickly. The sad thing was without knowing the seriousness of the dieses the politicians are arguing about the previews government, and hiding the truth. The central health minister as an MP form TN, not bringing the seriousness of this, we can’t get full relief form the disease. As we are near the monsoon, if they dint control the disease now, the situation will be worst.
What is Chikungunya? Chikungunya is a relatively rare form of viral fever caused by an alpha virus that is spread by mosquito bites from the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Its attacks? Infection in Aedes aegypti salivary glands is symptomatic and life long. Humans are subjected to severe joint pain. Transmitted by Aedes aegypti in human transmission highly infectious. Characterized by sudden onset of chills and fever, headache, arthralgia, arthritis and rash. Many rarely cause hemorrhagic fever, esp. in children. Few deaths, though symptoms may persist for several weeks. Currently there are no vaccines available. Be careful on mosquitoes, that all I can tell!!