CHO renews call for anti-dengue measures PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 June 2016 12:09

By CLAUDINE UNIANA

City Health Officer Dr. Rodelin Agbulos renewed the city’s call for barangay officials to intensify anti-dengue fever campaign in their areas of responsibility to prevent and control the propagation of dengue-carrying mosquitoes.

During Monday’s regular press briefing at City Hall, the city official expressed concern that while dengue instances in the city remain way below the epidemic threshold, the number of cases for the first part of 2016 is still comparatively higher than that of last year.

Agbulos stressed that clean-up drives should continue, especially as the rainy season has started and responsibility of keeping surroundings clean and destroying breeding grounds of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes extend to the residents.

Six mortalities from dengue fever have been recorded since January this year.

The barangays with the most instances of dengue fever are Calarian (65), Tetuan (59), Baliwasan (52), Tumaga (49), Pasonanca (40), San Roque (39), Sta. Maria (39), Talon-Talon (39), Putik (38), Tugbungan (31), Sinunuc (27), and Divisoria (26).

Aside from dengue fever, Agbulos also warned the public of other diseases common during rainy season, namely, typhoid fever, diarrhea, influenza, and leptospirosis. - Claudine Uniana