Dominique Cojuangco is now recovering from dengue.
Based on the Instagram video posted by her mom Gretchen Barretto, the "little baby" seems fine when asked to read the lead sentence of an article published on Pilipino Star Ngayon on July 21.
Watch Dominique’s attempt to read in the Filipino language:
"Kahit sobrang sosyal, kahit talaga super yaman ka, sobrang linis at maselan sa katawan, pag kinagat ka ng lamok na may virus, wala kang magagawa."
In a separate comment, Gretchen explained that Dominique went to British School Manila and Istituto Marangoni in London, hence, the British accent.
On Friday, July 20, the former actress gave a glimpse of Dominique's suite at the 16th floor of St. Luke's Medical Center - Global City.
"Love & support for my little one @dominique. It has been one hell of a ride the past 2 weeks, on & off fever, etc.
"She is now recovering from dengue..."
Dominique was discharged from the hospital on Saturday, July 21, and was given an Aivee Light to boost her immune system.
The state-of-the-art injectable light that costs PHP10,000 per session also helps reduce inflammation and speed up the healing of wounds.
According to MayoClinic.org, the Dengue fever is a "mosquito-borne disease that occurs in tropical and subtropical areas of the world."
It categorized the types of fever into two: mild, which "causes a high fever, rash, and muscle and joint pain," and hemorrhagic, which can cause "severe bleeding, a sudden drop in blood pressure (shock) and death."
In the Philippines, a total of 15,599 Dengue fever cases were reported nationwide to Department of Health from January 1 to February 24, 2018.
Its peak transmission is during rainy season until November.
Here are ways to prevent the day-biting mosquitoes:
1. Wear light-colored clothes that cover as much of the body as possible.
2. Use insect repellent containing DEET, IR353, and Icaridin.
3. Put physical barriers such as window and door screen and mosquito nets.
4. Make sure the shaded places and spaces at home are clean.
5. Throw away or regularly replace stagnant water like those in vases, and cover drums containing water.
(CORRECTION: Dominique tweeted that she was quoting PhilStar.com and not a social-media follower of her mom Gretchen.)