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Dengue Alert

The Department of Health (DOH) declared a National Dengue Alert last Monday, July 15, as dengue cases continued to rise in several regions in the country. DOH Reports says that 98,179 dengue cases with 428 deaths had been reported from January 1 to June 29, 2019 – 85% more than the 57,564 cases reported from the same period in 2018. Since January, the highest number of cases came from Western Visayas, CaLaBaRZon, Central Visayas, SOCCSKSARGEN, and Southern Mindanao.

Early symptoms of Dengue include high fever, heeadaches, retroorbital pain, muscle pain, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, skin rash (2-5 days after fever), and mild bleeding (nose bleed, gum bleeding or easy bruising)

DOH is encouraging the people to do 4S to prevent dengue outbreak.

1. Search & destroy breeding places. Linisin ang inyong kapaligiran at alisin ang mga posibleng pinamamahayan ng mga lamok.
2. Secure self-protection. Mag apply ng mosquito repellant para kontra lamok.
3. Seek early consultation. Kapag may naramdamang sintomas ng dengue,agad komunsolta sa pinakamalapit na health center.
4. Support spraying to prevent impending outbreak.

To know more regarding Dengue Disease , please call your iDoc Care Coordinators now!

Original Source:https://www.doh.gov.ph/node/16849

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