article_dengue-alert.jpgAt the first sight of rain, moms shudder at the thought of dengue, and with good reason. Every year, especially at the onset of the rainy season, the number of dengue cases we hear about in the news rises, and we are bombarded with different ways to combat the spread of the virus. But surprisingly, even with all the information we have about dengue, there are still things that we mistakenly believe. Read on to get to the truth behind these misconceptions.

*Names have been changed.

(First published as "Dengue Alert" in the "Good Health" section of Good Housekeeping Philippines' October 2010 issue. Adapted for use in Female Network. Photo by tanakawho via Flickr Creative Commons.)

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