CHO records 57 dengue cases PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 January 2012 13:54

The public has been advised anew to maintain clean surroundings in their respective communities.

City Health Officer Dr. Rodelin Agbulos issued the advice as he noted that 57 cases of dengue were recorded in this city for the past 22 days.

Agbulos said the number of dengue cases recorded since Jan. 1 was barely 13 cases lower than the 70 recorded in January last year.

There were also two fatalities in January of last year.

Agbulos said no fatality was so far recorded since Jan. 1 of this year.

Agbulos said the 57 dengue cases were recorded in nine barangays which were among the places where the disease was prevalent.

The barangays are Talon-Talon, with seven dengue cases; San Roque, with six cases; Tetuan, with five; Tumaga, with four; and three cases each in Guiwan, Putik, Rio Hondo, Sangali and Tugbungan.

Agbulos said the public should avoid storing water in open containers as this would serve as breeding places for dengue-carrying mosquitoes.

The public should also avoid having stagnant water in their surroundings as it is among the breeding places for dengue-carrying mosquitoes, Agbulos said.