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Here's the reality:
Nationwide, there is a total of 14, 837 dengue cases including 89 deaths as of June 2004 according to the Department of Health
In Metro Manila, the dengue cases has increased by 121% in the past three months compared to the same period last year.
In Bacolod, dengue cases has reached 904 with Barangays Taculing and Villamonte having the most number of dengue cases.
Personally, I don't want to part of those statistics nor will I want any of my family members to be one of those numbers. It's scary and it's life threatening.
Dengue, known as breakbone fever is an infectious disease caused by the dengue virus which is transmitted by the Aedes mosquito. These mosquitoes typically bite in the early morning of the day or in the early evening. Dengue is one of the common illnesses that anyone can get infected with during the rainy season. That's because mosquitoes lay their eggs in stagnant waters.
Do you know that a female mosquito can lay 100-200 eggs? That's 100-200 mosquitoes that can potentially transmit the virus and infect you or your family.
The good news is, dengue can be prevented. One way to do that is to use an insect repellant. There are different ones available and I have narrowed down my favorites. One product on my list is Bite Block Insect Repellent and you can read why I love them here.
I've got another good news. Bite Block has sent over goodies for my readers. You know what that means? It's giveaway time!
There will be 4 sets of winners:
One winner from Bacolod and one winner from anywhere in the Philippines will each get 2 (two) 100 ml Bite Block Kids, 1 (one) 100 ml Bite Block Daily and 3 (three) 5 ml Bite Block Daily.
One winner from Bacolod and one winner from anywhere in the Philippines will each get 2 (two) 100 ml Bite Block Daily, 1 (one) 100 ml Bite Block Kids and 3 (three) 5 ml Bite Block Daily.
The winners from Bacolod should be willing to meet up with me at the District Northpoint Ayala.
|Prizes up for grabs|
I will have two sets of rafflecopter on my page so make sure that you follow the instructions and use the correct rafflecopter.
The Bacolod winners will be announced on October 25 so we can meet up on the 27th. All winners should reply to my email within 24 hours. Otherwise, a new winner will be picked.
If you're located anywhere in the Philippines, use the one below:
a Rafflecopter giveaway
Good luck everyone!!!