Aside from the 46 confirmed cases of A (H1N1) in the country, dengue hemorrhagic fever is one disease I am worried about because of the wet season. There have been cases of dengue here in our area before, and so we are taking extra caution especially with Joaqui who likes to play outside the house.
According to the Department of Health, the disease is transmitted through a day-biting mosquito which lays eggs in clear and stagnant water. Because of this, we are observing the following prevention and control methods:
For more information on dengue, you can visit http://www.doh.gov.ph/healthadvisories/dengue
and for A (H1N1) http://www.doh.gov.ph/h1n1/.