There was a time when people were all terrified by the outbreak of the virus brought by particular mosquito species. Each and every day of the outbreak period they were being fed with the horrifying news headlines about the number of people dying from a viral outbreak. Masks from the drug stores were all sold out. Pregnant ladies were being extra careful and vigilant to protect their precious fetus. Needless to say, the most recent concern was the Zika virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquito. While Zika virus is an emerging infectious mosquito-borne disease, Malaria, on the other hand, is a re-emerging disease, which is known as the resurgence of malaria.
Summer time, morning dip. While submerging your body in the lake/river and splashing water at your friends sounds pretty much like a good idea, promise me to do the same when you finish reading this article. This is not about the haunted river, not about water current swallowing lives, and definitely not about the crocodile encounter. This is about leptospirosis, a bacterial disease which affects humans and animals.
Typhoid fever cases were pretty much in the news last year in Kuala Lumpur, it is always better to know information beforehand, so let’s find out what this disease is all about? We’ve got the what and the how about this disease all covered in this post.
Zika is rapidly spreading its wings across Singapore and we heard of Malaysia’s first case just recently, it sounds all the more scary as days pass by. Zika and Dengue have a lot of similarities but they both are different. There is a lot of information being shared and this will only end up leaving you confused. Here we try to simplify this information for you.
Diphtheria is an infectious disease which caused by the Corynebacterium diphtheriae bacterium.
Through respiratory droplets, Diphtheria is spread from person to person.You may catch the diphtheria bacteria when an infected person is coughing or sneezing around you. A person can get diphtheria by touching an object, like a toy, that has the Diphtheria bacteria on it. It can be fatal.
1. What are the signs and symptoms of Diphtheria?
Hand Foot and Mouth Disease is wreaking havoc in Malaysia and the number of cases is going up by the minute. We are sure you have read this article regarding the 7 important things you must know about HFMD. We realised that there were more questions coming out. Some of those affected by HFMD were mothers of infants and toddlers. Few questions were frequently being asked, here are some answers to those. Read on to find out…
1.What is HFMD (Hand, Food and Mouth Disease)?
HFMD or Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (not to be confused with Foot and Mouth disease in animals) is seen to occur mainly in infants and children and occasionally in adults. It is caused by a virus called Coxsakie virus. Enterovirus is also said to be another causative agent of HFMD.
2. What are the signs and symptoms of HFMD?
HFMD is characterised by rashes on the skin of hands (palms especially), feet (soles) and mouth, occasionally on buttocks and genitalia. It is accompanied in most cases with fever. Infants are usually found to be irritable and when the infection affects the mouth/throat, it makes it difficult for them to swallow food. These symptoms appear about 3-5 days after exposure to virus.
The haze is currently on the rise in Malaysia. Read here to know more about how haze affects your health and the country’s economy.
The Sun is known for giving life. But it can also take life away if we are not careful. Even affecting the strongest among us. But it is 100% survivable with proper care.
Malaysia is already mourning its first heat wave victim, a 23-year-old Malaysian trainee cop, who is said to have died in Johor because of a heatstroke on Friday. With this, the heat wave has now fully arrived Malaysia. Even if young children and elderly people form the high risk group, this tragic example shows us that nobody is an exception for the consequences of the heatwave. Heat Stroke is a serious issue and you should be aware of its symptoms, how to prevent it and how to do First Aid.