JULY HEALTH DAYS

 

International Group B Strep Awareness Month (1st July)

FB TEXT – It is a great opportunity to raise vital awareness of Group B Strep so that it can be prevented in babies & to support affected families.

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  1. Group B strep(GBS) are type of gram-positive streptococcal bacteria also known as Streptococcus agalactiae found normally in the intestine, vagina, and rectal area. GBS infection is treated with antibiotics.

 

Symptoms

Early-onset GBS disease within one week after birth.

  • Fever
  • Difficulty feeding
  • Lethargy

 

Late-onset GBS disease within a week to first month.

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Fever
  • Difficulty feeding
  • Lethargy
  • Irritability

 

In Adults

GBS in your bowel, vagina, rectum, bladder or throat can cause urinary tract infection or blood infections (bacteremia) or pneumonia.

  1. RISK FACTORS

In Infants, if

  • Group B strep in mother’s body.
  • Premature birth (earlier than 37 weeks)
  • Water break in 18 hours or more before delivery
  • Infection in placental tissues & amniotic fluid
  • GBS Bacteria detected in mother’s urine (bacteriuria) during pregnancy
  • Mother’s temperature is greater than 100.4 F (38 C) during labor
  • Previous delivery of infant with group B strep disease

 

In adults, if

  • Medical condition with impaired immune system, e.g. diabetes, HIV infection, cancer or liver disease
  • You’re older than 65, particularly living in a nursing home

 

  1. COMPLICATIONS

Infants

  • Inflammation of the lungs (pneumonia)
  • Inflammation of the membranes and fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord (meningitis)
  • Infection in the bloodstream (bacteremia)

 

Pregnant woman

  • Urinary tract infection
  • Infection of the placenta and amniotic fluid (chorioamnionitis)
  • Inflammation and infection of the membrane lining the uterus (endometritis)
  • Infection of the bloodstream (sepsis)

Older adult or have a chronic health condition

  • Skin infection (cellulitis)
  • Infection of bloodstream (sepsis)
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Inflammation of lungs (pneumonia)
  • Bone and joint infections
  • Infection of heart valves (endocarditis)
  • Inflammation of membranes & fluid around brain & spinal cord (meningitis)

 

 

 

 

 

NATIONAL DOCTORS DAY (1st July)

FB TEXT – An awareness campaign to honor roles, importance & responsibilities of doctors and promote them to follow their professional responsibilities very dedicatedly.

“They take care of our Health 24/7….Thank your Doctor!!!”

 

WORLD POPULATION DAY (11th July)

FB TEXT – An annual event observed to raise awareness about the urgency and importance of combating global issues of population.

“Save the earth from overexploitation caused by over population.”

OR  “Overpopulation gives rise to poverty, illiteracy, and lots of social issues.”

OR  “Raise voice against overpopulation.”

OR  “Save the earth from population explosion.”

OR  “Over population is the overload on the planet, let’s pledge to reduce the load.”

 

WORLD HEPATITIS DAY (28th July)

FB TEXT – Observed globally for encouraging better awareness & action towards prevention, diagnosis and treatment of viral Hepatitis.

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Prevention

  • Know how it spreads
  • Stay clean
  • Get vaccination
  • Cover open wounds/sores
  • Avoid sharing personal items
  • Avoid alcohol and drugs

 

ORS Day (29th July)

FB TEXT – Observed every year to highlight the importance of Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) as a cost effective method of health intervention.

Benefits of ORS solution

  • Helps curing Dehydration
  • Helps treating Diarrhea
  • Good rehydration for athletes

 

 

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