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4s Against Dengue

SEARCH AND DESTROY MOSQUITO BREADING PLACES

 

  • Throw away, turn over, empty any container and old tires that may accumulate rain water.
  • Change water and clean vases every week.
  • Always place a tight lid on containers used for water storage.
  • Check that there are no mosquito larvae or pupae (kiti-kiti) in stored water.
  • Avoid planting Bromeliads or any plant that accumulate rain water.

SEEK EARLY CONSULTATION
Consult a doctor or go to the nearest health facility for high fever that persists for two or more days and especially if with any of the following symptoms.

  • Severe headache
  • Pain behind the eyes
  • Joint, muscle and bone pain
  • Skin rashes
  • Nausea and vomiting

Early detection and proper medical care lowers fatality rates below 1%.

Disclaimer: Insular Health Care, Inc. disclaims any liability or responsibility for the consequences of any actions taken in reliance on the health advisory or safety tips. The health-related materials contained herein are not intended to establish policy, procedure or standard of care.

References:

  • www.doh.gov.ph ;
  • www.who.int ;
  • https://news.mb.com.ph/2018/06/14/doh-urges-filipino-families-to-continue-adopting-4s-campaign-against-dengue/

SELF-PROTECTION MEASURES

  • Wear long sleeve shirts, long pants and socks that will protect skin from mosquito bites.
  • Insect repellants may be applied in accordance with label instructions to exposed skin or to clothing.
  • Insecticide-treated mosquito nets provide good protection for those who sleep during the day (e.g. infants, the bed-ridden and night shift workers).
  • Use screens on doors and windows.

 

SAY “YES” TO FOGGING ONLY DURING OUTBREAKS
Support fogging / spraying only in hotspot areas where increase in dengue-related cases is registered for two consecutive weeks to prevent impending outbreak.

 

June is Dengue Awareness Month in the Philippines
The Department of Health urges all Filipinos to make 4S a part of our daily routine to achieve the highest level of prevention and control against dengue.Dengue is an all-year round public health threat. The latest Philippine data showed 37,959 dengue cases from January to May 26, 2018. This is 7% lower compared to same period last year. There were 195 deaths recorded. Majority of affected individuals belong to 10-14 age group, with males comprising 52% of all cases. Highest area with reported cases is the National Capital Region followed by Calabarzon.

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