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MANILA -- The Department of Health (DOH) has advised the public to watch out for common diseases during rainy days like flu, cough and colds, skin irritation, dengue, and leptospirosis.
Dr. Lyndon Lee-Suy, program manager for Emerging and Re-emerging Diseases of the DOH, encouraged the public to boost their immune system by staying healthy, doing regular exercises, getting enough sleep, eating the right foods, having a balanced diet, properly dealing with stress, and living a healthy lifestyle.
"In a way, daily intake of vitamins is necessary particularly for adults to augment needed vitamins and minerals," Lee Suy said.
"Lalo na sa ating mga adults (particularly with us adults)...di tayo masipag mag-take ng mga vitamins (we don't tend to take vitamins)," said Lee Suy.
To prevent the spread of diseases, Lee Suy advised that people cover your face when coughing and regularly wash hands regardless of season.
Lee Suy advised those people who already have flu, cough, or cold to stay at home or at least refrain from going to crowded places to avoid spreading the disease.
The public should be at least responsible enough to minimize the spread of bacteria or germs to the people, he said.
On leptospirosis, he said: "Of course people should refrain from wading in the floods and they can also wear boots to properly protect themselves against the danger of leptospirosis and other skin problems or skin irritation."