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Dengue presentation

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  1. 1. DENGUE(Reference: Philippine Health Advisories, Department of Health)DENGUE HEMORRHAGIC FEVER - is an acute infectious disease manifested initially with fever.Transmission Aedes aegypti, the transmitter of the disease, is a daybiting mosquito which layseggs in clear and stagnant water found in flower vases, cans, rain barrels, old rubbertires, etc. The adult mosquitoes rest in dark places of the house.Signs and Symptoms• Sudden onset of high fever which may last 2 to 7 days.• Joint & muscle pain and pain behind the eyes.• Weakness• Skin rashes - maculopapular rash or red tiny spots on the skin called petechiae• Nosebleeding when fever starts to subside• Abdominal pain• Vomiting of coffee-colored matter• Dark-colored stoolsPrevention and Control• Cover water drums and water pails at all times to prevent mosquitoes from breeding.• Replace water in flower vases once a week.• Clean all water containers once a week. Scrub the sides well to remove eggs ofmosquitoes sticking to the sides.• Clean gutters of leaves and debris so that rain water will not collect as breeding placesof mosquitoes.• Old tires used as roof support should be punctured or cut to avoid accumulation ofwater.• Collect and dispose all unusable tin cans, jars, bottles and other items that can collectand hold water.Reynel Dan L. Galicinao