Tag Archives: Health

Enhanced Community Quarantine

  Difference between Enhanced Community Quarantine and General Community Quarantine:   Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) Stringent quarantine measures until May 15, 2020 Public transportation systems are suspended Only essential businesses and services are allowed to operate Subject to further evaluation before transitioning to General Community Quarantine (GCQ)   General Community Quarantine (GCQ) Relaxed quarantine measures starting May 1,… Read More »

DOH Health Advisory on Waterborne Infectious Diseases

  Waterborne Infectious Diseases are any illness caused by drinking water contaminated by human or animal feces, which contain pathogenic microorganisms. Contaminated water can cause diarrheal diseases that include several species of the salmonella and shigella bacteria, cholera, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever. Waterborne and foodborne diseases are transmitted by ingestion of contaminated food or water.   How… Read More »

DOH Health Advisory on Influenza

  DOH Health Advisory on Influenza Influenza or flu is transmitted by droplets that enter the body through the nose or mouth. It can likewise pass from the hand to the nose or mouth by touching contaminated objects. It is characterized by cold-like symptoms plus body and headaches.   Symptoms: Symptoms of Influenza, which can come on suddenly,… Read More »

DOH Advisory on Dengue

  DOH Advisory on Dengue (DOH CHD-Bicol) Dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever are acute viral infections that affect infants, young children, and adults.   Cause Bite of an Aedes aegypti mosquito infected with any one of the four dengue viruses.   Mode of Transmission Transmitted by a day-biting mosquito called Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. These mosquitoes… Read More »

DOH Health Advisory on Leptospirosis

  DOH Health Advisory on Leptospirosis Humans usually acquire leptospirosis when they get in contact with water or soil that has been contaminated with the urine of an infected animal. What are the symptoms of Leptospirosis? High Fever Headache Muscle aches especially of the calf Abdominal pain Nausea and vomiting Red eyes and chills In its severe form,… Read More »