DOH warns public of W.I.L.D. diseases during rainy season

Posted at Jun 23 2015 04:07 PM | Updated as of Jun 24 2015 10:02 PM

MANILA - The rainy season is officially back. The Department of Health (DOH) thus warns the public of W.I.L.D. diseases that may arise during the wet season.

W.I.L.D. stands for waterborne diseases, Influenza, Leptospirosis and Dengue.

According to Dr. Lyndon Lee Suy, spokesperson of DOH, citizens should not be complacent in the fight against these W.I.L.D. diseases despite the decrease in recorded cases of dengue last year compared to 2013.

To avoid the outbreak of these diseases, the DOH recommends the following measures:

1. Make sure water is potable.
2. Maintain strong immune system.
3. Avoid wading in flood waters.
4. Reduce open collections of water

“Hand washing with soap para malinis. Makakatulong din ito para bumaba ang mga posibleng problema. You maintain the cleanliness ng katawan mo,” Suy said.

Proper hygiene and sanitation are the best measures to protect against W.I.L.D. diseases. Experts recommend that hands and bodies are cleaned with an anti-bacterial soap.