Dengue cases in Dipolog dip PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 14 June 2011 14:22

DIPOLOG CITY — City health officer Dr. Cecilio P. Siglos has told the local press that the number dengue cases recorded in his office from January to March of this year was lower than the cases reported in the same period last year.

Based on the records of the City Health Office (CHO), only 14 individuals tested positive for dengue from January to March this year. CHO had recorded 79 dengue cases during the same period last year.

Siglos also bared that his office would be conducting fogging activities in all schools in the city this month to drive dengue causing mosquitoes away.

Ariel Saldariega, chief of CHO’s sanitation division has also urged the public to always maintain cleanliness in the surroundings and turn upside down all containers that may hold water to prevent the mosquitoes from breeding. Aedes aegypti, a mosquito that can spread dengue fever, usually breeds in clean and clear water in the vases, bottles, tires and other containers.

The country through the Department of Health (DOH) is now also celebrating this month as “Dengue Awareness Month.” --FRANKLIN P. GUMAPON