Bohol News Daily

DOH warns parents vs rainy season illnesses

THE health department reminded parents of students to be more cautious as school starts because it is also the start of the rainy season.  The Department of Health (DOH) said cough, colds, flu and the deadly leptospirosis are
illnesses associated with the wet season.

DOH Secretary Enrique Ona said that cases of dengue fever increase during rainy season.  He advised the students to wear long sleeves and leggings to prevent catching the illness.  DOH continues to remind parents to equip their children with raincoats and umbrellas.

Students are also reminded to avoid wading through floodwaters, to prevent illnesses such as
leptospirosis. (DOH/PIA)