DoH: Proper hygiene prevents flu

Credit to Author: Tempo Desk| Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2019 09:13:58 +0000


DOH hygiene


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. (ANALOU DE VERA)