Did you know that kids nowadays have a greater risk of dengue infection?
This is according to the Department of Health. Kids ages 10 years and below need to level up their protection against this deadly disease—whether they are at home or in school.
Green Cross School Crashers campaign is a very important frontline effort to defend school children against dengue. The Green Cross School Crashers team will visit various schools in Metro Manila to empower school children by teaching them proper habits that will protect them from dengue lamok or dengue-carrying mosquitoes.
They recently visited Paco Catholic School for the said campaign. Students learned about the two “School Crashers”: Daytime Dengue Lamok, and Nighttime Dengue Lamok.
The Green Cross School Crashers team held two interactive learning sessions in the campus on November 19th, one for Grade Four and another for Grade Six students.
Paco Catholic School Director Msgr. Rolando Dela Cruz overwhelmed over student’s response and they learned during the interactive educational session held by the Green Cross School Crashers team for the kids.
During the activity, they learned the types, or species, of dengue lamok. one species, Aedes aegypti also known as mosquitoes who bites during the day, Meanwhile, Aedes albopictus, mosquitoes who bites at night.
There are some facts that Aedes.aegypti was the only threat. There are some research by Filipino entomologists and they discovered that another dengue lamok, Ae. albopictus, also threatens kids and families with dengue during nighttime.
With Green Cross Crashers team using games, songs, dances, story-telling sessions and interaction, kids are now fully aware of the deadly dengue virus.
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