Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Dengue treatment, not!

D is for Dengue fever.

DENGUE fever is a mosquito-borne tropical disease caused by the dengue virus. Here in Malaysia it is a problem that just won't go away. On the contrary, the number of dengue cases has escalated by 314% compared to the same period last year according to the Health Ministry.

There is no cure for dengue and locally, out of desperation people have resorted to traditional treatment. One such popular treatment is drinking the juice of the papaya leave. It has been reported that papaya juice increases platelet count.

However, the information on the chart below advises otherwise.