DOH tracks cases of severe acute respiratory infection

first_imgThese symptoms are usually mild andbegin gradually. Some people become infected but don’t develop any symptoms anddon’t feel unwell. Most people (about 80 percnt) recover from the diseasewithout needing special treatment. “This kind of patients mostly neededfurther management of their respiratory problems,” said Alonsabe. DOH-6 Infection Disease Unit head Dr.Mary Jane Roches Juanico said tracking severe acute respiratory infection casesin Western Visayas would start in 15 to 17 medical facilities, mostlyprovincial hospitals and some private hospitals classified as level 2 and level3. More local transmissions were recordedsince Saturday. Yesterday, DOH said the number rose to 20 already. Manycountries around the world have seen cases of COVID-19 and several have seenoutbreaks. Authorities in China and some other countries have succeeded inslowing or stopping their outbreaks. However, the situation is unpredictable socheck regularly for the latest news. Some patients may have aches andpains, nasal congestion, runny nose, sore throat or diarrhea. Alonsabe stressed Western Visayasremained free from COVID-19 and the tracking of severe acute respiratoryinfection cases was not new; it was done, too, when the country faced with thethreat of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2003. That time, he said,cases of severe acute respiratory infection were traced to DOH’s sentinelhospitals. PROTECTIONMEASURES FOR EVERYONE Around one out of every six people whogets COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing,according to WHO. DOH on Saturday raised the Code RedSublevel 1 Alert following its confirmation of the first case of local COVID-19transmission in Metro Manila. The patient was a 59-year-old woman, the wife ofthe 62-year-old man who first tested positive for COVID-19. *Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub orwash them with soap and water.Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rubkills viruses that may be on your hands. *Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficultybreathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions ofyour local health authority.Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date informationon the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health careprovider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will alsoprotect you and help prevent spread of viruses and other infections. Once tracked, the patients would betested for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to Dr. GlennAlonsabe, DOH Region 6 epidemiologist.center_img *Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. Thismeans covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when youcough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.Why? Droplets spread virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protectthe people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19. Older people, and those withunderlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart problems ordiabetes, are more likely to develop serious illness. People with fever, coughand difficulty breathing should seek medical attention, stressed WHO. *Keep up to date on the latest COVID-19 hotspots (cities or local areas whereCOVID-19 is spreading widely). If possible, avoid traveling to places –especially if you are an older person or have diabetes, heart or lung disease.Why? You have a higher chance of catching COVID-19 in one of these areas./PN CodeRed, Sublevel 1 is a preemptive call to ensure national and local governmentand public and private healthcare providers can prepare for possible increasein suspected and confirmed cases. It means all hospital personnel arerequired to report for duty in their respective facilities to provide medicalservices.  Stayaware of the latest information on the COVID-19 outbreak, available on the WHOwebsite and through national and local public health authority. “Our level 2 and level 3 hospitals aredepartmentalized. They have the capability to really provide isolation areasand even intensive care,” said Juanico. *Maintain at least one meter (three feet) distance between yourself and anyone whois coughing or sneezing.Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from theirnose or mouth which may contain virus. If you are too close, you can breathe inthe droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has thedisease. *Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth.Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated,hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the viruscan enter your body and can make you sick. Accordingto WHO, you can reduce your chances of being infected or spreading COVID-19 bytaking some simple precautions: According to the World HealthOrganization (WHO), the most common symptoms of COVID-19 are fever, tirednessand dry cough. ILOILO City – Now on Code Red Sublevel1 Alert, the Department of Health (DOH) is intensifying its tracking of severeacute respiratory infection cases in Western Visayas.last_img read more

Syracuse football recruiting: 2016 DE Jamal Holloway decommits from SU

first_img Published on January 27, 2016 at 6:27 pm Contact Paul: | @pschweds Class of 2016 defensive end Jamal Holloway has decommitted from Syracuse, he announced in a tweet on Wednesday. He’s the 11th player to leave the Orange’s 2016 class since head coach Dino Babers was hired on Dec. 5.SU’s class is now down to 22 pledges, which includes three defensive ends — Joshua Black, Jaquwan Nelson, Kendall Coleman — with one week until National Signing Day. All three chose Syracuse in the past two weeks after previously being committed to other schools. Facebook Twitter Google+ AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe 6-foot-3, 215-pound Holloway is ranked with three stars and as the 52nd best weak-side defensive end in the 2016 class. He’s also the second player from Camden (New Jersey) High School to decommit from SU’s 2016 class, joining outside linebacker Dymelle Parker.Holloway initially chose Syracuse on July 28. Only four players that committed to former head coach Scott Shafer’s staff remain in the 2016 class: early enrollees Moe Neal (RB/WR), Rex Culpepper (QB), as well as offensive lineman Sam Heckel and safety Scoop Bradshaw. Comments Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: Defensive end Jamal Holloway joins Class of 2016Syracuse football recruiting: Former Illinois commit Joshua Black becomes 4th defensive end in SU’s 2016 classSyracuse football recruiting: Jaquwan Nelson becomes 3rd defensive end in 2016 classSyracuse football recruiting: 3-star 2016 DE Kendall Coleman flips commitment from Western Michigan to SyracuseSyracuse football recruiting: 2016 LB Dymelle Parker becomes 3rd player to decommit since Dino Babers hiringlast_img read more

Martins, Abdulhameed Lift Lawyers Table Tennis Open

first_imgHistory was made at the just concluded Lawyers Table Tennis Open (Mfon Usoro Cup) as Yetunde Martins knocked off seven-time winner of the competition,, Titilayo Osagie, to clinch the title of female category of the tournament.Martins who had always come out second best against her Ikeja Bar compatriot, Titilayo dug in deep in the final set to win a tense affair at the Tennis court inside National Stadium.Speaking on the tournament, its patron, Mfon Usoro said that the competition is aimed at encouraging healthy living with good progress witnessed yearly.“We started this competition to encourage Lawyers to imbibe healthy living and sportsmanship. It’s quite delightful to see a new winner in the female category. It’s a demonstration of the progress made by Martins and the tournament as a whole,” she said.National Welfare Secretary of the NBA, Adesina Adegbite who was also at the event commended the participants and the organisers for the initiative. He also pledged to drum support for the sporting event at the national level of the NBA to ensure that its profile is further raised.“I congratulate everyone who has participated here today. It’s was quite interesting and refreshing to see Lawyers do sports. I’d like to thank the organizers for their consistency in doing this yearly. I’ll embark on a personal drive to drum support for this initiative at the national level of the NBA. I would also like to encourage all Lawyers across the country to come in next year and let’s do this together,” he noted.In the men’s category, Tunji Abdulhameed defended the title he won last year to retain the trophy as winner of the Men’s Category while Kabir Adeleke and Cisan Ezeikpe both settled for second and third places in both categories. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more