Dengue cases rising anew PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 16:20

Dengue seems to be unstoppable as cases are again getting the attention of the City Health Office.
From January to May this year, the City Health Office monitored some 293 cases with four deaths. The latest are two victims from Barangay Ayala in the west coast.

A CHO dengue monitoring team reported that the dengue patient from Zone-1, Ayala died hours after confinement in a hospital where the physician failed to carry out an examination.

“It was probably very fatal,” said City Health Officer Rodel Agbulos who immediately conferred his personnel and mapped out plans to prevent the spread of the disease.

“Though it is not yet alarming but we have to do something otherwise the city will again experience an outbreak of dengue,” Agbulos said as he repeatedly called on all residents to do their part in fighting against dengue that has been claimedmany lives in the past.

In January this year, 65 cases were monitored, February 64, March 65, April 55 and almost 30 this month.
Comparatively, dengue cases in the first half of 2009 and 2010 were still higher than that of this year.

Based on statistics, Barangay Recodo in the west coast has recorded the most number of dengue cases with 20, followed by Tumaga 16, Ayala, Pasonanca, Talon and Tetuan with 14 each, San Roque and Sta. Maria with 13 cases each.

As to prevention, the dengue buster team of CHO is now preparing for its action plan to be implemented anytime this week.

As instructed by Agbulos, the team will concentrate on the search and destroy of mosquito breeding places by fumigating school campuses in the city especially those with high number of dengue cases.
The search and destroy campaign is the effective way of eliminating dengue and this could be done effectively with the cooperation of the local residents, Agbulos said. — Jimmy Villaflores