COVID-19 Isolation Period: Revised

According to recently revised guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States, people who have been confirmed with mild to moderate COVID-19 can leave their isolation without receiving negative test. Their key findings are the following: Concentrations of COVID-19 measured upper respiratory specimens declined. The likelihood of recovering replication-competent virus …

Pregnancy During Coronavirus Pandemic

During this time of crisis, babies are very prone of being infected. Some newborns are tested positive right after birth although the mother is negative. Expecting mothers nowadays are afraid of getting their newborns infected. Who wouldn’t, right? It’s just relieving that most newborns, if not all, survived the ordeal. So how can we protect …

My Take for Covid-19

With the issues going up everyday, one will ask when will this crisis be over? When can we see the world again? it has been more than a month since we are caged in our own grounds. New normal is something that we did not imagine could happen. Something that we did not expect. I …

Guideline: Milk Donations In Times of Covid-19 Pandemic

Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by a newly discovered coronavirus. Most people infected with the COVID-19 virus will experience mild to moderate respiratory illness and recover without requiring special treatment.  Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like cardiovascular disease, diabetes, chronic respiratory disease, and cancer are more likely to develop …

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is a disease that causes sore in or on the mouth, feet, and sometimes the buttocks and legs. In my sons’ case, it was their legs and mouth. This can be transmitted through direct contact with unwashed hands or a surface containing traces of the virus and young children have the high risk …

What is Meningococcemia?

Meningococcemia is a rare infection caused by the Neisseria meningitidis bacteria. This is the same type of bacteria that can cause meningitis. When the bacteria infect the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord, it’s called meningitis. When the infection remains in the blood but doesn’t infect the brain or spinal cord, it’s called …

Meningococcemia Confirmed in Davao

This is confirmed by DOH. DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Sept) – Davao City has recorded its first case of meningococcemia after the result of the confirmatory test on the blood sample of a four-year-old boy, who died at the Brokenshire Hospital Integrated Health Ministries, Inc. last Friday, tested positive for meningococcal bacteria. Department of Health …

Baby Measles: Tigdas

As a parent, we don’t want our babies get sick or feel unwell. This, however, is something that we cannot control with in most cases. My little one had fever after his second doze of PCV (Pneumococcal Conjugate Vaccine). At first I thought it was just the normal not feeling well thing a baby would …

Why Not Give Water To Infants

Our old folks will always tell us mga pa imnun ug tubig si baby after breastfeed kay aron pang tulak like how we, grown-ups, always do after we eat. Mommies, please don’t. Generally, dili angay pa inmun si baby ug tubig until he is 6 months old. Until then, he gets all the hydration he …