Mawlamyine, June (1)
Dengue fever and the COVID-19 outbreak can occur together during this year’s rainy season, so experts warn the public to be cautious if children are sick.
After the Mocha cyclone, it rained in various regions and states, and during the pre-monsoon, Aedes mosquitoes were found and dengue fever cases have started to be detected.
Currently, the percentage of dengue cases is still low, but doctors predict that the number of infections may increase in the next two weeks.
A doctor warns the public to be extremely cautious since dengue fever and COVID-19 may occur together and become severe.
Dengue fever is most common in youngsters aged 5 to 9 years old, however, there were cases of dengue fever among 17- and 18-year-olds as well as middle-aged adults last year, with some severe cases.
A doctor warns that if children have symptoms of dengue fever, they need to be treated in time so that the severity of the disease and the death toll can be reduced.
Nowadays, if children get sick, they need to be treated in time at nearby hospitals and clinics, otherwise, they may show symptoms of severe dengue fever, such as hemorrhagic fever and shock, and may be at risk of death.
Dengue can occur year-round, but is more common during the rainy season, so doctors urge people to protect their children from mosquito bites.
As the Aedes mosquito, which can cause dengue fever, often breeds in water, as a preventive measure, doctors recommend that the water in the containers around their homes be covered, emptied, replaced, and filtered from now on.
According to the junta’s Health Ministry, Mon State has the third highest number of cases of dengue fever in the country, with thousands of children suffering from dengue every year and some deaths.
News – Than Lwin Times
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