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Monday, September 13, 2010

Dengue



Mukhang nakakaalarma na ang pagdami at pagtaas ng bilang ng nagkakasakit at , eventually , ay namamatay dahil sa sakit na ito.

At hindi lang basta sakit ng karaniwang tao ito ha kundi pang-sosyal din dahil kahit ang mga sikat na artistang gaya nina Angel Locsin , John Prats , Derek Ramsay at ang batang aktor na si Buboy Villar ay kinapitan na din ng sakit na ito huh.

Ito ay dulot ng virus na nagmumula sa kagat ng mga babaeng lamok na kung tawagin ay Aedes Egypti na karaniwnag umaatake lamang sa umaga o hapon. Pero hindi naman puwedeng sabihin na safe nang magpakagat sa lamok kapag gabi he he he.

Dito nga rin sa amin sa Antipolo ay nadale din ang dalawa kong pamangkin na sina Shane at Krizzia ng sakit na ito. Buti naman at mild lang at nailabas agad sila sa ospital .

Karaniwang mga bata ang inaatake ng tropical disease na ito dahil siguro sa hindi pa gaanong developed ang lagay ng kanilang mga immune system.

Kaya nga dapat ay mag-ingat at maglinis.

Gumamit ng katol, insect spray, insect repellant , OFF lotion at kulambo para maitaboy at hindi makakagat ang mga pesteng lamok na ito.

At higit sa lahat siyempre ay ang maglinis ng bakuran at kapaligiran , lalo na iyong mga lugar at bahagi ng bahay na pinamumugaran ng mga kiti-kiti ng mga salot na insektong ito.

Nauuso ito kapag ganitong panahon ng tag-ulan dahil nga sa mga tubig na karaniwang naiimbak kapag bumubuhos ang malalakas na ulan at bagyo.

Narito ang paalala ng DOH upang makaiwas at makaligtas sa epidemya na dulot ng sakit na ito.


Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever

What is Dengue H-Fever?

Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) is an acute infectious viral disease usually affecting infants and young children. It is characterized by fever using the initial phase, and other symptoms like headache, pain in the eye, joint pain, muscle pain, etc., followed by signs of bleeding, eg., petechiae (red tiny spots on the skin), nosebleeding, gumbleeding. If there is blood in the stools and/or blood in the vomitus and accompanied by shock, this is called Dengue Shock Syndrome and is often fatal.
Aedes aegypti, the transmitter of the disease, is a day-biting mosquito which lays eggs in clear water container, such as flower vases, cans, rain barrels, old rubber tires, etc. The adult mosquitoes nest in dark places of the houses.

What are the symptoms of Dengue H-Fever?
1. Sudden onset of high fever which may last 2 to 7 days
2. Joint and muscle pain and pain behind the eyes
3. Weakness
4. Skin rashes – maculopapular rash or red tiny spots on the skin called petechiae
5. Nosebleeding when fever starts to subside
6. Enlargement of liver
7. Vomiting of coffee-colored matter
8. Dark-colored stools

How to prevent Dengue H-Fever

• The community should organize themselves to remove all possible breeding places of mosquitoes inside and outside of houses such as tin cans, rubber tires, bottles or drain accumulated water from trees and plants.
• Cover water storage containers to prevent breeding of mosquitoes.
• Clean house gutters to prevent stagnant of rain water.
• Isolate patients suffering from Dengue H-Fever for at least 5 days.
• Report to the nearest health center any suspected case of Dengue H-Fever in the neighborhood.




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