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DOH on Full Alert Amid Mysterious Disease In China

MYSTERIOUS DISEASE IN CHINA – A rare disease affecting a part of China prompted the Department of Health (DOH) to be on full alert.

As years pass by, treatments to several health conditions that were once uncurable were discovered. On the other side, more and more diseases are also crossing the surface and require thorough observation and studies.

Recently, a rare disease started to affect several people in a part of China. Based on a report on Pep, it was on December 31, 2019 when the World Health Organization (WHO) China Country Office reported about it.

The said mysterious disease in China was initially recorded in Wuhan City, Hubei Province of China. On January 3, 2020, the cases reached 44 with eleven (11) of the patients being seriously ill.

Mysterious Disease in China
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According to the report, the World Health Organization (WHO) expressed that the symptoms of the said rare disease affecting China now are similar to the signs of pneumonia. The patient may experience fever, difficulty in breathing, and chest radiographs indicating invasive lessions on the lungs.

The affected area in Wuhan was already closed for sanitation and disinfection. The patients are isolated and given treatment in the medical institutions in the city.

In line with the said mysterious disease in China, the Department of Health (DOH) in the Philippines is on full alert status. Based on the report, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III has ordered the Bureau of Quarantine (BOQ) to guard all the entry ports.

Also, the DOH released a statement encouraging the travelers from China to consult a doctor if they are experiencing symptoms of flu. Duque also reminded the public to observe proper hygiene.

“Let us also embrace healthy lifestyles, practice proper hand hygiene, and observe cough etiquette,” he expressed.

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