Dengue cases down — Agbulos PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 23 January 2015 11:43

The concerted effort of the local government against dengue has resulted in a lower number of dengue cases in 2014.

As presented by City Health Officer (CHO) Dr. Rodelin Agbulos, data from the health office show that the overall number of dengue cases for 2014 registered at 3,590 – a lower figure as compared to 2013’s 4,811 cases.

Dengue in the City peaked on the month of July last year, registering a total of 583 cases – the highest figure documented for the entire year. With extensive health campaigns and information dissemination, however, the CHO was able to gradually bring the number of cases down to 102 by December 2014.

“For the month of December, we have one death and we have registered 102 cases of dengue fever as compared to 153 in 2013,” said Agbulos.

While not on the epidemic level, the number of dengue cases is still as such that the City is on alert level, noted the health officer.

“We still continue monitoring the number of cases, because we noticed in the month of January, cases are still coming in,” Agbulos said.

The top 10 barangays with the most number of cases are as follows: Talon-Talon, Tetuan, Tugbungan, Tumaga, Calarian, Sta. Maria, San Roque, Baliwasan, Ayala, and Putik.

Residents should also expect cases of viral diseases such as chicken pox, measles and sore eyes to occur on January as these tend to spike during summer and warm months, said Agbulos.

Meanwhile, the CHO is also set to prepare activities to drum up awareness for different health issues and concerns this month.

January’s health calendar will include the National Cancer Consciousness Week, Goiter Awareness Week, World Leprosy Day, and Liver Cancer and Viral Hepatitis Awareness and Prevention Month. — Jasmine Mohammadsali