3 Answered Dengue FAQs

3 Answered Dengue FAQs

Dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease, is a viral infection causing flu-like conditions and lethal fatalities. Transmitted through mosquito bites, the country, as a tropical host, is prone to having epidemics of the infection. 
From the first quarter of 2018, the Department of Health records 26,042 cases of dengue in the Philippines. Although having a 17% decrease when compared to the statistics of 2017, some regions experienced an increase in morbidity rates. According to the DOH dengue monthly report, these regions include Region I with a 98% increase, CAR with 61%, Region IVA at 40%, NCR with 30%, Region V with 28%, Region III at 5%, and Region II with 1%. 

Dangerous and still alarming, FGen answers three most important FAQs you need to know when faced with the rainy season and the possibilities of catching the infection. 

What are the symptoms of dengue?

Usually taking effect 4-10 days after the infected bite, symptoms of dengue include high fever and muscle pains. Fatigue, nausea, and skin rashes may also be present. 

How is dengue treated?

There are no specific treatments for dengue, but curing the infection is most concentrated through the improvement and maintenance of bodily fluids. 

I already suffered from dengue before - can I get it again?

Dengue has four stages or strains, and complicating dengue once doesn’t mean you’re already immune to all. Even if you suffered from the infection earlier, you still have a fair, if not higher, chance of getting one again.

Prevention is always better than cure, but being ready for the worse cases is best. FGen now offers Mosquitronella insurance, with Php 10,000 cash assistance at the price of Php 350.00. This is also available for viral complications of Zika and Chikungunya. 

To know more and insure better, contact FGen now at 706 3959. 

How to NOT Get Dengue

How to NOT Get Dengue

A tropical disease borne out of Aedes aegypti, a type of mosquito, being infected with the dengue virus can be clinically dangerous.

Thriving in countries with tropical weather, South America, Southeast Asia, and Africa are considered as prime places where the infection is prevalent.

Although it cannot be passed through physical contact of person to person, the transmission of the virus lies solely on infected mosquito bites.

With common symptoms such as severe headaches, high fever, muscle pain, and vomiting, there is no vaccine to prevent it.

To make matters worse, the disease has four types, making anyone vulnerable in contracting it four times. Protection, however, can be done to avoid it.

FGen lists it in three simple ways.

1. Eradicate mosquito habitat

Stagnant water is the main breeder of mosquitoes. Being the fastest way to spread it, make sure to filter and remove excess water in receptacles and containers. Clean and scrub all water vases and vessels to remove possible presence of mosquito eggs.

2. Use mosquito repellents

Wear your self-defenses in the form of mosquito repellents. These substances have DEET, or diethyltoluamide, which prevents insects and mosquitoes from landing on your skin.

3. Put up doors and windows screens

Protect your home from having unwanted insects - it is best to put up physical barriers that may block mosquitoes from entering your home. 

Because dengue is a severe disease, medical expenses and treatment can be very expensive.

FGen, as a leading insurer, has made available Mosquitronella insurance which offers up to Php 10,000 cash assistance and Php 10,000 for death benefits at the cost of Php 350.

Its coverage also include expenses from other mosquito-borne diseases, such as the Zika and Chikungunya. To know further details, contact FGen at 02 706 39 59.

5 Breathtaking Places to Glamp Like The Khaleesi

5 Breathtaking Places to Glamp Like The Khaleesi

The year 2018 has seen glamping take the world by storm - and we’re not even halfway the year yet.

A portmanteau of glamor and camping, glamping is a luxurious take which incorporates and fuses fancy amenities on the traditional settings of camping. Its types include living in treehouses, or trailer trucks, where you get to have electricity, Wi-Fi, and sometimes, even a private bathroom.

It’s something Daenerys Targaryen is used to doing as Khaleesi, as she leads her Dothraki horde in the TV series Game of Thrones.

 (Image courtesy of HBO) 

(Image courtesy of HBO) 

In short, glamping is a five star hotel staycation, but experienced in the middle of a camp.

Wanting to glamp?

FGen gives you five of the breathtaking places all over the world you would love to try.

 Image from audelytravel.com

Image from audelytravel.com

Camp Kalahari

Located in Botswana, Camp Kalahari is your go-to paradise when you wish to witness true African safari. Providing authentic experience in tents and traditional exploration, the camp offers cultural tours and guided walks along golden sands.  

 Image from escalanteyurts.com

Image from escalanteyurts.com

Escalante Yurts

In the heart of Utah in the United States, Escalante, on the other hand, offers you the true Native American experience. Elegant and modern, accommodation in Escalante still stays classic - in the form of yurts.

Yurts are round, dome-shaped tents which originated from Central Asia and Mongolia.

 Image from tripadvisor.com

Image from tripadvisor.com

Acre Baja

Offering a variety of scenic views of greenery and nature, Mexico’s Acre Baja is a treehouse in the middle of 25 acres of farmland. With a restaurant and a bar, Acre Baja is a one-stop stay for anyone who wants to unwind and loosen up.

 Image from hipexplore.com

Image from hipexplore.com

Hoshinoya Fuji

Dubbed as Japan’s first glamping resort, Hoshinoya Fuji is a paradise nested on a mountain forest, with fantastic views of Lake Kawaguchi. Behind the lake, also included in the scene is the country’s majestic Mt. Fuji.

Camping in total elegance and comfort is something anyone shouldn’t miss because the intimate lodgings surely make you reconnect to nature - and if not, at least to yourself.

Insure that nothing will go wrong in your glamping trip. Travel Secure with FGen and contact 02 706 3959 to get a quote.

4 Worst Travel Tips Ever

4 Worst Travel Tips Ever

Commonly seen as an escape from our busy day to day routines, travelling is increasingly becoming a trend for most. From visiting specific spots in the locale to going abroad, travel escapades  and getaways are considered as satisfying breaks from the stress and the demands of life. 

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Because these much-awaited breaks are planned and invested upon, we surely don’t want to miss out anything from our hard-earned trips. Getting most of the experience and maximizing the money we spent are our first goals, which is why before going into any vacation, we read all the travel tips that we can get. 

From travel blogs to forums, almost anyone who went anywhere suggests their two cents and a few pieces of advice. FGen has heard them all - to be frank, not all of them are actually great. Some are even the worst.

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1. Don’t make plans

Because going on a getaway means going on an adventure, ditching the making of an itinerary is a common suggestion to heighten the trip excitement. Undeniably, there is a value on independence and discovery. However, not having a checklist or any pre-planned list of places to go to can hurt your wallet. Because most of what you’re going to do in your trip is unprecedented, you won’t be able to lay out and track your expenses. 

2. Don’t take photos

We know, we know. It’s all about breathing in the experience. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t capture anything on your camera, though. 


3. Don’t talk to strangers

Not talking to anyone you don’t know is logical and understandable. However, in some cases, especially in  foreign trips, locals or natives of the place are your friends. Getting around the city to ask directions, seeking help and assistance in your accommodation - how are you supposed to go through all these without interaction?

4. Don’t need the insurance

Travel insurance gives you peace of mind, and prepares you to deal with everything you don’t want to happen when they do happen. Travel Secure ensures that you are covered - from flight delays, baggage losses, and even personal accidents.

It’s always better to be safe than to be sorry. Request a quote now and contact FGen  at 02 706 39 59.