Dengue cases continue to drop— CHO PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 10 March 2015 15:01

City Health Officer Dr. Rodel Agbulos reported yesterday that the incidence of dengue cases in Zamboanga City continued to decrease, at least composed to last year’s statistics.

Dr. Agbulos attributed the decrease in dengue cases to the dry season and the cleanliness in surroundings in most barangays of the city.

He told the press briefing in City Hall yesterday morning that dengue cases in January were 168 and 125 in February, very much low compared to last year’s 304 in January and 265 in February.

“This means we are still way below the dengue emergency threshold,” the city health officer said.

The barangays with most number of dengue cases were Pasonanca, Tetuan, Calarian, Tumaga, Sta. Maria, Talon-Talon, Baliwasan, Sta. Catalina and Canelar.

Meanwhile, Agbulos said the Anti-Rabies Months celebration this March started last week with a parade to drum up public awareness on the fight against rabies infections.

He said the city as of latest count had 5,574 dog and cat bite incidents. — Vic Larato