CHO reports rise in dengue cases PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 29 January 2012 14:32

The City Health Office reported an increase in dengue cases, citing the need to step-up public vigilance so as to avert potential epidemic.

From 27 reported cases of dengue on the first week of the month, specifically on January 11, the number climbed to 69 more than doubling the first mentioned record in two weeks time.

Based on the trend it presents, CHO believes that the number of dengue cases may exceed that of last year’s with 81 victims.

City Health Officer Rodelin Agbulos has been issuing cautionary advisories to the public long before the increased number of cases came to exist.

“Dengue can be countered effectively if cleanliness and the necessary preventive measures are observed without complacency,” Agbulos re-emphasized.

Of the 20 barangays where the dengue cases originated, Talon-Talon has the highest number of cases with 7. They are followed by barangays San Roque with 6, Tetuan with 5 and Tumaga 4.

Barangays with 3 cases each are Guiwan, Putik, Rio Hondo, Sangali and Tugbungan while barangays Calarian, Pasonanca, San Jose Cawa-Cawa, San Jose Gusu and Zambowood have 2 cases, respectively.

Other barangays with one dengue case each include Ayala, Recodo, Labuan and Talisayan.

Agbulos said his office has been constantly monitoring the cases of the viral disease which is caused by the carrier mosquito.

The City Health Officer also underscored the need to double public vigilance in a bid to avoid possible outbreaks which the city had experienced in 2008 and 2010. — City Hall PIO