Saturday 13 August 2005

Disease epidemics: some precautions and advice

In the wake of diseases spreading in Mumbai, NDTVhas some advice. An extract:
The health advisory says:
  • Boil drinking water for 10 minutes
  • If you have waded through dirty water, check for cuts and bruises
  • Don't eat outside food
  • Consult doctor for fever, vomiting, breathlessness
  • Don't ignore symptoms that may be that of Leptospirosis, like fever, severe muscle ache and redness of eyes
  • Doxycycline is the drug that cures leptospirosis, but it is not a preventive
  • Avoid self-medication
  • Call Helpline for guidance and help at 108, 22694725/27, 56240194, 56240180, 56240191

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