DOH promotes "Mag4S laban sa Dengue"
By Marivic A. Alcober
Tacloban City (5 June) -- The Department of Health is currently spearheading the observance of "Dengue Awareness Month" this June, which is centered on the theme "Puksain ang kiti-kiti, Sugpuin and Dengue".
Relative to the event, DOH is promoting "Mag4S Laban sa Dengue", wherein the 4S stands for Search and Destroy, Self-Protection Measures, Seek Early Consultation, and Say Yes to Fogging only during outbreaks.
Under the Search and Destroy, it is advised that flower vases should be cleaned and water within should be changed at least once a week, and holes around the grounds of the house should be filled with sand to avoid mosquitoes. Likewise, we should see to it that wash areas should always be cleaned.
For self-protection measures, DOH advises that one should not wear short dresses to avoid mosquito bites, and one may also use mosquito repellant during daytime.
If one has been suffering from fever for about two days and rashes appears on the skin, it is advised that one should go to the nearest Health Center or hospital.
Lastly, say yes to fogging during outbreaks, however it is advised not to allow indiscriminate fogging.
On the other hand, as part of the observance of the Dengue Awareness Month, a Dengue motorcade will be conducted on June 9, 2009 around the City of Tacloban. (PIA-8) [top]