DoH: Proper hy­giene pre­vents flu

Tempo - - News - (Analou de Vera)

The Depart­ment of Health (DoH) has ad­vised the pub­lic to take ex­tra pre­cau­tion against flu viruses.

“It is flu sea­son and we urge ev­ery­body to take ex­tra care not to get in­fected,” said Health Un­der­sec­re­tary Rolando En­rique Domingo in a text mes­sage.

Domingo urged the pub­lic to prac­tice good hy­giene for them not to con­tract dis­eases.

“Po­ten­tial com­pli­ca­tions such as pneu­mo­nia can be pre­vented by proper hy­giene,” said the health of­fi­cial.

The DoH has an­nounced that there is no pneu­mo­nia out­break in the coun­try, coun­ter­ing re­ports cir­cu­lat­ing on so­cial me­dia.

“As of De­cem­ber 2018, the num­ber of cases are ac­tu­ally less than last year,” said Domingo.

A ne­ti­zen tagged the DoH on so­cial me­dia with the screen­shot mes­sage con­tain­ing “there is a pneu­mo­nia out­break here in the Phils.”

“Avoid go­ing to crowded places first and trav­el­ing. This is air­borne and very very scary. Early symp­toms are cough, colds & fever. Sore throat too,” it added.

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