Health Tips During the Typhoon Season
During the typhoon season
• Make sure drinking water is from a safe source.
• When in doubt, do not drink. Boil it for 3 minutes or chlorinate drinking water to make it safe.
• Food should be well-cooked.
• Left-overs should be covered and kept away from household pests.
• Food waste should be disposed of properly.
Keep yourself dry and warm.
• Consult a doctor at once if you, or any member of your household, have any sign or symptom to prevent the spread of infection in the evacuation area.
• Common infections or diseases that may spread in an evacuation area include coughs and colds, acute gastroenteritis, skin and eye infections, measles, dengue, leptospirosis, hepatitis A.
• Do not allow children to wade in floodwaters to avoid diseases such as leptospirosis.
• Dispose of all waste properly.
• Maintain personal hygiene, always wash your hands before and after eating and using the toilet.
• Put safety first. Avoid hanging wires and unstable structures.