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.