Category Archives: Health Advisory

WHAT TO DO DURING TYPHOONS OR HEAVY RAINS

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Typhoons and heavy rains may cause flooding which, in turn, can potentially increase the transmission of communicable diseases. These include water-borne diseases (e.g., typhoid fever, cholera, leptospirosis, and hepatitis A); and vector-borne diseases (e.g., malaria, dengue). Climate change affects the increase in the intensity of typhoons. Water Make sure drinking water is from a safe…

Health Advisory on ZIKA VIRUS

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Key facts • Zika virus infection is a mosquito-borne disease caused by a flavivirus. This occurs in tropical countries with large mosquito population. Transmission • Zika virus is transmitted to people through the bite of an infected mosquito from the Aedes genus, mainly Aedes aegypti in urban areas and Aedes albopictus in rural areas. •…

Holiday-related stress

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As Christmas Day nears I noticed that a lot of people are getting sick. I’m not sure whether it’s due to the inclement weather or the fact that there are a lot of Christmas-related activities that makes them busier. The reasons may vary from one person to another. Here are a few tips on how…

Best Ways To Stay Younger For Longer

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There are many ways to stay looking and feeling younger for longer, and many are not as complicated as you may think. Whilst there are many pharmaceuticals, creams and lotions available promising the gift of younger skin and anti-aging affects, many ways for a healthy and young glow are completely free. And by using a…

Health advisory on Leptospirosis

Image credit: N and People’s Tonight (June 30, 2015)

Government health experts once again cautioned the public against wading in flood water to avoid acquiring Leptospira bacteria, a fatal rat-borne infection that enters the body through open wound. Here’s an advisory I’m reposting from the Department of Health Facebook page: Cause: Leptospira bacteria Incubation Period: 7-10 days Mode of Transmission: Entry of the leptospira…