KonsultaMD makes doctor consultations accessible amid pertussis spread

As the surge in pertussis cases continues, premier telehealth service KonsultaMD readily provides the public with accessible healthcare solutions to combat this highly contagious respiratory illness.

The outbreak of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough, has raised alarm among health authorities and the general public.

The Department of Health has recorded 862 confirmed cases from January to March 23 of this year.

Here are some things you should know about Pertussis:

  • Pertussis is a contagious lung infection caused by Bordetella pertussis Cases have been rising in the Philippines, with outbreaks declared in Quezon City, Iloilo City, and Cavite province.
  • The disease may occur across ages, but children under 5 are particularly vulnerable to the disease, especially if unvaccinated or with weak immunity.
  • Symptoms include colds, fever, persistent cough with a “whooping” sound, possibly followed by vomiting

Pertussis is preventable and curable. Precautions include wearing a mask and, if you have a cough, prevent further spread by covering one’s mouth when coughing.

If symptoms arise and you need to talk to a doctor, KonsultaMD stands ready to provide immediate medical support through its user-friendly superapp. From the comfort of their homes, individuals can consult licensed doctors, receive expert medical advice, and address pertussis symptoms promptly, minimizing the risk of further complications. KonsultaMD also provides medicine delivery and diagnostic services.

“The current pertussis outbreak underscores the critical importance of timely medical intervention. We are committed to providing a seamless end-to-end healthcare experience, enabling Filipinos to seek professional advice and care without compromising their safety or convenience,” said said Beia Latay, Chief Executive Officer of KonsultaMD.

To consult a doctor through KonsultaMD, users can simply download the app from Google Play, App Store, or Huawei AppGallery, select video or chat as the desired consultation mode, and provide details regarding their symptoms or concerns. Within minutes, they will be connected with a licensed healthcare professional, ready to provide personalized guidance and recommendations.

As the pertussis outbreak continues to unfold, KonsultaMD remains steadfast in its commitment to help Filipinos with accessible healthcare solutions. By leveraging cutting-edge technology and employing a dedicated team of medical professionals, the company is paving the way for a future where prompt medical attention is within reach for all, regardless of geographical or logistical barriers.

For more information about KonsultaMD’s services and how to combat the pertussis outbreak, please visit https://konsulta.md.