DOH: cases of dengue-like mosquito-borne disease now rising
As a parent we make sure that our children are safe from harm. We always gather inform that we think will help us in making sure that we do that part right. But do we really know everything.
Little did we know that aside from dengue, there are many other life-threatening mosquito-borne diseases that have hounded Filipinos for decades. Though there is no vaccine available in the country to cure these illnesses, preventive measures are available to assure safety of adults and children alike.
Last October, the Department of Health (DOH) warned the public to take extra precautions against the chikungunya virus. The DOH confirmed that there were 150 recorded cases of this dengue-like disease last month. And last year, more than 1,000 cases of chikungunya were recorded in the country.