Dengue cases in city drops — CHO PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 27 October 2015 13:38

By JASMINE MOHAMMADSALI

 

The city continues to register low number of dengue cases, the City Health Office (CHO) reported Monday, October 26.

Only 52 dengue cases were documented for October, a significant decrease compared to the 300 cases registered for the same month last year.

“I’d like to congratulate Zamboanga City because, unlike other big cities that are experiencing outbreaks now, we have reduced the number of cases of dengue fever as compared to the previous years,” said Agbulos.

The CHO’s dengue monitoring reveal the City consistently registering lowered number of dengue cases for 2015. Since the start of the year, dengue cases are considerably lower compared to the number of cases for 2014: 218 cases (304 cases for 2014) for January, 179 cases (235) for February, 120 cases (165) for March, 59 cases (222) for April, 106 cases (406) for May, 183 cases (543) for June, 301 cases (583) for July, 240 cases (339) for August, 183 cases (275) for September, and 52 cases (300) for October.

Agbulos attributes the drop to intensified anti-dengue campaigns and information drives coupled with the committed support of barangays to eradicate dengue.

“I would like to commend and congratulate the barangays, even if they are there in the top 10, they have had continued effort in the prevention and control of dengue, especially those barangays with rivers,” he said.

The top 10 barangays with the highest number of dengue cases are: Tetuan, Calarian, Sta. Maria, Pasonanca, Tumaga, San Roque, Tugbungan, Baliwasan, Sta. Catalina, and Guiwan. — Jasmine Mohammadsali