Saturday, August 31, 2019

The 4S Against Dengue

Because Dengue cases is still rising, Department of Health (DOH) is constantly reminding the public to follow the 4S against dengue.

According to World Health Organization (WHO), “Dengue is flu-like illness spread by the bite of an aedes mosquito infected with dengue virus.” The biting intensity of mosquitoes is “highest two hours after sunrise and two hours before sunset.”

Below are Dengue symptoms:
  • High fever of 40°Celsius/104°Farenheit
  • Severe headache
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Muscle and joint pains
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Swollen glands
  • Rash

Dengue has no treatment yet, but it can be prevented. Here is DOHs 4S against dengue.

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1. Search and destroy
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  • Throw away, turn over, empty any container that may accumulate rain water.
  • Always place a tight lid on containers used for water storage.
  • Check for mosquito larvae or pupae in stored water.

2. Seek early consultation
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  • If you or a family member has a fever of 2 days duration and rashes on the skin. Consult your doctor.

3. Self-protection measures
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  • Use screens on doors and windows
  • Wear long sleeves shirts, long pants, socks to avoid mosquito bites at dusk and dawn.
  • Use mosquito repellent on your clothing and exposed skin.

4. Support fogging/spraying
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  • In hotspot areas where increase in cases is registered for two consecutive weeks to prevent an impending outbreak.
Again, dengue has no cure yet but it can be prevented by keeping our home clean and staying healthy and boosting our immune system, and by keeping our self protected.

Stay safe everyone!
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