Positive Parenting: Dengue Fever Prevention

You are invited to our Positive Parenting workshop on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 8:30am to 9:30am in the Gym Room. The focus of the workshop is “Dengue Fever” prevention.

The workshop will be hosted by a parent of Magic Years and member of the World Health Organization in Thailand, Dr. Deyer, who will share his expertise on how and where the Aedes mosquitoes breed and how we can best prevent the dengue virus. The Public Health Ministry in Thailand has predicted dengue fever cases will jump more than 16% this year, prompting us to host this workshop, so that we can work together to help protect our community.

The workshop will conclude with a Q&A session. We hope that despite the late notice many of you will still be able to attend this workshop offered by one of our school parents.

What is Dengue Fever?

Aedes Mosquito

Aedes Mosquito

Dengue fever is transmitted by the bite of an Aedes mosquito infected with a dengue virus. The symptoms include severe joint and muscle pain, swollen lymph nodes, headache, fever, exhaustion, and rash, which can develop into an acute phase of illness leading to severe complications or even death.

During the past week Department of Disease Control and the Public Health Ministry have both issued warnings as a result of the increased cases of mosquito borne viral disease that have risen from 583 in 53 provinces one week ago to 2,380 in 67 provinces today. Health officials say Bangkok is reporting the most cases with 17.34 cases per 100,000 population.

Dengue Fever Presentation

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