How to Prevent Getting MERSCoV

Posted by Ishmael Fischer Ahab | Wednesday, April 23, 2014

People are panicking over the latest disease that entered the Philippines. It is not the fictitious flesh eating disease invented by ABS-CBN. It is the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERSCoV) brought home by an OFW nurse working in the Middle East.

According to the infographic released by the Department of Health (DOH), MERSCoV is a respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, which is a member of a large family of viruses that cause common colds and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).

Symptoms of MERSCoV Patients


It was reported that those who have MERSCoV experiences the following symptoms: fever, shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, and coughing. Other possible symptoms are diarrhea and kidney failure.

Symptoms of MERSCoV from DOH infographic
Symptoms of MERSCoV.

I suggest that anyone who experiences these symptoms should call a doctor or have a check-up in the hospital, immediately. You may also call the DOH 24-hour hotline at the following telephone numbers:

DOH Hotline numbers for MERSCoV


How to Prevent Getting MERSCoV


Here are the ways to avoid contracting MERSCoV, as listed by DOH in their infographic:

How to prevent MERSCoV


1. Wash your hands with soap and water often.
2. Avoid touching your face; especially your eye areas, nose, and mouth; with unwashed hands.
3. Avoid close contact with sick people.
4. Regularly clean frequently touched surfaces like doorknobs, cell phone, handles, etc.
5. Make sure that your children follow the precautions against MERSCoV.

Aside from what’s listed by DOH, I suggest that you also eat fruits and vegetables, and take multivitamins to strengthen your immune system against MERSCoV. It is also a good habit to cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing to prevent other people from getting ill.

MERSCoV is a dangerous disease but it doesn’t mean that it cannot be avoided. We just need to practice good hygiene and eat healthy foods to combat MERSCoV.

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Images on this post were obtained from the MERSCoV infographic posted in the Official Gazette.
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Birthday Cakes for Jollibee Party

Posted by Ishmael Fischer Ahab | Friday, April 04, 2014

Birthday parties will never be complete without a cake. This delicious treat is part of many celebrations that it is less fun without it. Cakes serve as centerpieces of celebrations. Aside from birthdays; weddings, anniversaries, and other milestones in life are celebrated by having cakes.

Jollibee knows the importance of birthday cakes, that's why this restaurant teamed up with Red Ribbon Bakeshop to create cakes that are perfect for Jollibee party.

Jollibee party currently has four party themes; namely (1) My Best Friend Jollibee party theme, (2) Jollitown party theme, (3) Hello Kitty party theme, and (4) Batman party theme. Each Jollibee party theme has their own design of birthday cakes.

Jollibee party cakes comes in medium (8 inches by 12 inches) and large (12 inches by 12 inches) sizes. Flavors available for the Jollibee party cakes are chocolate and mocha.

Here are the different design of birthday cakes for each Jollibee party theme:

My Best Friend Jollibee Party Theme 

Cake for the Jollibee party theme My Best Friend Jollibee

This cake is all about Jollibee and it fits perfectly to this Jollibee party theme. I think that this cake is good for those who are super-fan of Jollibee.

Jollitown Party Theme

Cake for the Jollibee party theme Jollitown

Jollitown Jollibee party theme means a party with Jollibee and gang. That's why everyone from Jollitown is on this cake.

Hello Kitty Party Theme

Cake for the Jollibee party theme Hello Kitty

The cake is pink, which is perfect for little girls. Hello Kitty, of course, is the centerpiece of this birthday cake.

Batman Party Theme

Cake for the Jollibee party theme Batman

Batman and friends are the centerpiece of the cake for the Batman Jollibee party theme. This perfect for little kids who love watching Batman and other DC heroes.

These cakes were made by Red Ribbon Bakeshop so it is guaranteed to taste yummy. Your child will definitely like it.

Are you planning to have a Jollibee party? Read these articles to help you make your child's dream Jollibee party come true:

How to Plan Your Jollibee Party
Jollibee Party Brochure
Jollibee Party Package for 2014
How to Create Your Own Meal for Jollibee Party

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Do you have questions about Jollibee party? Do not hesitate to ask those questions. Give us your questions and other reactions by posting your comments on this blog post.