Beware of WILD diseases during rainy season. WILD stands for Waterborne diseases, Influenza, Leptospirosis, and Dengue.
Waterborne diseases are common during rainy season especially when children drink contaminated water. If it happens children may suffer from diarrhea or cholera. Parents should look for signs of dehydration like little urinary, parched, and haggard eyes.
Influenza – more commonly known as the flu. This is characterized by colds, cough and fever . Child who has flu is advised to stay at home and not to go to school. Influenza is usually heals within 5-7 days. Paracetamol should be given to the patient and not antibiotic. However if the child has a hard time breathing or taking more than 40 breaths per min, it could be pneumonia, if this is the case the child should immediately be brought in the hospital
Leptospirosis – bacterial infections from infected urine of rat. Even after the flood, it is not safe to play in the mud because the disease is transmitted here.
Dengue – Public urged to destroy breeding places of mosquitoes to avoid this deadly disease. To avoid mosquito bites especially the children be sure to wear long sleeves and long pants.