Worried that your children might have contracted dengue? According to Dr. Eric Tayag, Chief of the DOH National Epidemiology Center, some of the symptoms of the disease are a high fever, rashes, vomiting, stomach pains, nosebleeds, and difficulty breathing. Immediately consult the family doctor or bring your child to the hospital if he or she starts showing these symptoms. The earlier the disease is detected, the better.
As they say, though, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. If you're unsure of how to prepare your children for this mosquito-filled rainy season, gear up against dengue with these handy tips from Female Network.
(Originally published as "Enchong Dee Gets Hospitalized for Dengue + 5 Tips for Dengue Prevention" by Belle Yambao on Female Network; flashbox photo by Fotos Gov/Ba via Flickr Creative Commons)
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