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Bicolanos cautioned vs. meningococcemia

Department of Health – Beckel's office in Legazzi City. (PNA file photos)

Liga Zapi City – The Regional Office of the Department of Health (DOH) here is urging bicolons to observe protective measures against meningococcia.

Dr. Lolo Santiago-Ramos, the Center for Health Development-Bacolor's emerging and regenerative infectious diseases coordinator, reminded residents of the region on Wednesday to promote their immune system by living a healthy lifestyle. I include eating healthy food, cleaning the environment and observing. Proper hygiene.

"Because of the severity and rapid progression of the disease, early diagnosis and urgent treatment are needed," he said.

Ramos said meningocoxemia can spread from person to person through the exchange of breath and throat secretions, especially through coughing, kissing or sharing vessels.

Ramos added, "However, the disease does not spread as easily as normal flu or influenza because the bacteria cannot survive outside the human host."

He said that a person is at risk only when in direct contact with the affected person, which is why it is important to avoid as many patients as possible with meningectomy and go to crowded places.

If in high-risk populations, one is advised to get immunization through the meningococcal conjugate vaccine, however, it is only available in private bacul hospitals.

"Mablis Lang Talaga Sehya (meningococcemia), the death of Page Positive na Marion, Madi Caz ​​NG. To prevent and control the spread of this disease, the DOH, Gennagawa Nathan Laht, therefore urges us all to do our part (it spreads rapidly. If one) Ramos said, "This "The person has a positive impact, it can cause death. That's why we do the best remediation and control measures in the DOH. We all need help and adoption to play their part."

Early checkups and the right medications are important to fight meningococcemia, he said.

Good personal hygiene practices such as regular hand washing, and covering the mouth and nose while coughing or sneezing are also highly encouraged to prevent the spread of meningococcal disease.

Meningocystemia is a rare, but very serious disease caused by bacteria called Neisseria Meningitidis. It first presents unusual symptoms and symptoms such as cough, headache and sore throat, followed by upper respiratory symptoms, fever, chills, dyspepsia, nausea, vomiting and skin irritation.

It can develop and exhibit slowing, difficulty breathing, neck stiffness, light sensitivity, seizures, haemorrhage, psoriasis and pathetic skin lesions and hypotension. (PNA)

Source By: https://www.pna.gov.ph/articles/1084012

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