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Question How to ask for doing mammography examination?
Mammography examination is provided to women aged 50-69 free of charge once every two years: Procedures: → Please bring your " National Health Insurance ID card" and "Citizen ID card (or Passport)" to mammography examination contracted hospitals or clinics to receive examination. → Suspicious positive case will be referred to hospital by the contracted hospital or clinic or health station where mammography examination is conducted for further examination to ensure the diagnosis.
 
Question How to ask for doing Pap smear examination?
Answer Pap smear examination is provided to women aged 30 and above free of charge once a year. Procedures: → Please bring your " National Health Insurance ID card" and "Citizen ID card (or Passport)" to Pap smear examination contracted hospitals or clinics, health station at each district, or screening activity conducted in the community by health station to receive examination. → Suspicious positive case will be referred to hospital by the contracted hospital or clinic or health station where Pap smear is conducted for further examination to ensure the diagnosis.
 
Question How do you prevent enterovirus infection?
Answer The basic prevention is to reduce the opportunities to get infections by frequent hand washing in the correct way and keeping good personal hygiene.
a. Correct hand washing should be performed as follows:
  1. Rinse hands under the water tap
2. Use soap or apply hand wash cream
3. Rub the palms against each other
4. Rub the back of the hands and fingers
5. Rub the palms and the back of the hands again
6. Clean the finger tips in a hand pulling manner
7. Rinse hands with clean water; hold up some water in the hands to pour on the water tap before turning it off
8. Dry hands with clean paper towel or a hand dryer
b. Avoid visiting public areas during the peak season of the infectious disease; avoid contact with disease suspects (family members or classmates)
c. Be aware of environmental hygiene and ventilation status
d. Infected school children must not go to school; they should receive treatment and sufficient rest at home to avoid transmitting the disease to other school children.
e. Improve personal immunity, pay attention to nutrition intake, balanced diet and exercises.
 
Question What are the symptoms of enterovirus infection?
Answer Patients may appear with symptoms after they have been infected for approximately 2-10 days, but most patients present no or very mild clinical symptoms; most patients recover naturally after a few days. The typical symptoms are blisters and ulcers found in the mouth, palms, foot soles, and possibly combined with high fever. The disease usually lasts 7-10 days. Very few of the patients suffer from complications such as aseptic meningitis, encephalitis, myocarditis, pericarditis, pneumonia, and paralysis. When would you need to see a doctor immediately? When the patient has abnormal sleep patterns, myoclonic jerks (similar to the overall muscle contraction that appears when a person gets a sudden fright) and persistent vomiting. When you observe other precursory phenomena of severe complications include persistent high fever, low motivation, anxiety, altered consciousness, coma, neck stiffness, limb stiffness, spasms, shortness of breath, loss of strength, increased heart rate or arrhythmia, the patient must go see a doctor immediately.