Dengue fever is a disease caused by a virus carried by mosquitoes. These mosquitoes then transmit the virus to humans.
Symptoms of Dengue fever
Symptoms, which usually begin four to six days after infection and last for up to 10 days, may include:
To protect yourself:
Symptoms of heat stroke
Body temperature rises above 40°C. But fainting may be the first sign.
To Protect Yourself
When the heat index is high, it’s best to stay in an air-conditioned environment. If you must go outdoors, you can prevent heat stroke by taking these steps:
Heatstroke is where the body is no longer able to cool itself and his/her body temperature becomes dangerously high
The dominant factor that contributes to the haze problem is the burning of forests on a large scale. The weather conditions in the tropical rain forests are too hot so can cause plants to burn by itself due to the rising of temperature. This happens because of the phenomenon of the global warming on this earth.
Air Pollution Index (API)
The air quality in Malaysia is reported as the Air Pollution Index (API).
This scale below shows the health classifications used by the Malaysian government.
If the API exceeds 500, a state of emergency is declared in the reporting area.
Action during Haze
Effect of haze to health