CHO continues dengue, measles monitoring Print
Friday, 13 July 2018 12:06

The City Health Office (CHO) continues to monitor the status of dengue and measles cases in the city.

Based on CHO data, only one case has been reported so far for July, but OIC City Health Officer Dr. Dulce Miravite urged residents to continue practicing protective measures and to seek early consultation.

“Si tiene calor, early consultation para puede man diagnose enbuenamente,” Miravite said on Monday.

A total 128 and 158 dengue cases were recorded for the months of May and June, respectively. The two figures are lower than the reported number of cases in the same months of the previous year, which were 188 and 473 cases, respectively.

Miravite advocated the 4S measures against dengue, which include search and destroy of mosquito breeding sites, self-protection measures such as insect repellents and long sleeved shirts, seek early consultations for fever lasting two days and rashes, and say no to indiscriminate fogging.

Barangays with most number of suspected dengue cases as of July 4 are Calarian, Baliwasan, Pasonanca, Santa Maria, Talon-Talon, Tetuan, Sangali, Mercedes, Tugbungan, Mampang, Mariki, San Jose Gusu, Canelar, and San Roque.

Meanwhile, the measles outbreak status in the city is still in place despite the significant decrease in cases.

“For measles, we still have some of the cases coming in but hinde ya gat man bien mucho. Still we cannot lift our outbreak status because we have to record 4 consecutive weeks na no hay cases before we can lift the outbreak [status],” Miravite clarified.  (Jasmine Mohammadsali/PR)