Dengue is back, rising cases noted PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 13 June 2016 11:44

By SHEILA COVARRUBIAS

The City Health Office has noted an increasing trend in the number of dengue cases the last few months as it continuously reinforces its awareness drive to prevent and control the mosquito-borne disease.

Except for May, dengue cases registered from January to April have markedly increased as compared to the same period last year. In January, there were 289 cases of dengue reported or 33 cases more than the 2015 record. In February the cases rose from 180 to 189, in March the cases increased from 126 last year to 215 this year while in    April, the cases soared to 84 this year as compared to last year’s 60 cases.

For May, however, the cases went down to 68 this year as compared to last year’s 106 cases.

Top 10 barangays with most number of dengue cases are Calarian, Tetuan, Tumaga, Baliwasan, San Roque, Pasonanca (tie with Putik), Sta. Maria (tie with Talon-talon), Divisoria (tie with Sinunuc and Tugbungan), Canelar and Mampang.

City Health Officer Dr. Rodel Agbulos said ant-dengue campaigns to include fumigation and search and destroy activities will continue but the households should likewise actively do their share as cleanliness and sanitation in the environment and the households are the most effective preventive measures. — Sheila Covarrubias