Sunday, May 15, 2016

HEALTH TIP


 

Whooping Cough: Causes, Symptoms

Whooping cough (also known as pertussis) is a bacterial infection that gets into your nose and throat. It spreads very easily, but vaccines like DTaP and Tdap can help prevent it in children and adults.
 

Symptoms

At first, whooping cough has the same symptoms as the average cold:
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You may also have diarrhea early on.
After about 7-10 days, the cough turns into “coughing spells” that end with a whooping sound as the person tries to breathe in air.
Because the cough is dry and doesn't produce mucus, these spells can last up to 1 minute. Sometimes it can cause your face to briefly turn red or purple.
Most people with whooping cough have coughing spells, but not everyone does.
Infants may not make the whooping sound or even cough, but they might gasp for air or try to catch their breath during these spells. Some may vomit.
Sometimes adults with the condition just have a cough that won’t go away.


Treatment

If doctors diagnose whooping cough early on, antibiotics can help cut down coughing and other symptoms. They can also help prevent the infection from spreading to others. Most people are diagnosed too late for antibiotics to work well, though.
Don't use over-the-counter cough medicines, cough suppressants, or expectorants (medicines that make you cough up mucus) to treat whooping cough. They don't work.
If your coughing spells are so bad that they keep you from drinking enough fluids, you risk dehydration. Call your doctor right away.

Adverse Weather Conditions Damaged A Bridge Near Buttala-Kataragama Road

Due to the heavy showers and winds prevailing in a bridge near 21 kilo meter post on Buttala-Katharagama Road had damaged and rocks have fallen to Ella-Wellawaya Road the Disaster Management Center has announced.

The Center has requested the commuters in the area to use alternative routes due this situation.

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Disaster Management Center Issued Landslide Warnings To Seven Districts

Image result for landslides in sri lankaThe Disaster Management Center (DMC)has today(15) issued landslide warnings to seven districts as the current  prevailing heavy showers expected to continue.

Accordingly landslide warnings issued to Badulla,Kurunagala,Monaragala,Kandy,Ratnapura,Nuwara Eliya and Kegalle Districts.

The DMC has also advised the people living in these districts  to be on alert on Mountain areas,Roads and man made cut slopes.

During the 24 hour period from yesterday(14) noon to this noon highest rain falls reported from Colombo and Pothuvil with 128 mili meters and 144 mili meters respectively it has been reported.








With the prevailing weather condition is expected to continue, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) has issued landslide warning for seven districts, a statement said today (15).

The landslide warnings have been issued to Kurunegala, Monaragala, Badulla, Ratnapura, Kandy, Kegalle, and Nuwara Eliya districts.

The DMC says that the people living in these districts need to give special attention on all mountain areas, man-made cut slopes, and roads within the area.

Meanwhile, as the prevailing weather is expected to continue, the Defence Ministry has requested public to get emergency assistance from  tri forces.
Contact -
Army 0112 234 251
Navy 0112 445 368
Air force  0112 343 970

Heavy downpours have been bearing down for the last few days now. There has been widespread flooding in parts of the country and the next few days look just as unsettled.
Kandy saw 69mm of rain and Galle had 71mm of rain in the 24 hours on Sunday. Meanwhile Colombo recorded 128mm. Pottuuil was even wetter with 144mm in the same period of time.
- See more at: http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?mode=beauti&nid=35263#sthash.RchXlBXi.dpuf


With the prevailing weather condition is expected to continue, the Disaster Management Centre (DMC) has issued landslide warning for seven districts, a statement said today (15).

The landslide warnings have been issued to Kurunegala, Monaragala, Badulla, Ratnapura, Kandy, Kegalle, and Nuwara Eliya districts.

The DMC says that the people living in these districts need to give special attention on all mountain areas, man-made cut slopes, and roads within the area.

Meanwhile, as the prevailing weather is expected to continue, the Defence Ministry has requested public to get emergency assistance from  tri forces.
Contact -
Army 0112 234 251
Navy 0112 445 368
Air force  0112 343 970

Heavy downpours have been bearing down for the last few days now. There has been widespread flooding in parts of the country and the next few days look just as unsettled.
Kandy saw 69mm of rain and Galle had 71mm of rain in the 24 hours on Sunday. Meanwhile Colombo recorded 128mm. Pottuuil was even wetter with 144mm in the same period of time.
- See more at: http://www.adaderana.lk/news.php?mode=beauti&nid=35263#sthash.RchXlBXi.dpuf

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