Dengue cases drop in Taguig
More News from Philippine Daily Inquirer
Despite the onset of the rainy season, flood-prone Taguig City has been able to keep down the number of dengue cases in the area.
In a report last week, the city health office said that for the first half of the year, dengue cases dropped by 77 percent.
Only 79 dengue cases were reported from January to June this year, as opposed to the 340 cases recorded during the same period in 2012, the report said.
Of the 79 cases, 35 were reported in January alone. The number of recorded cases, however, decreased over the next months, with only five cases reported in June.
The improved dengue prevention in the city has been recognized by the Department of Health, which earlier cited Taguig’s Barangay (village) Napindan for being dengue-free as well as one of the cleanest communities in Metro Manila.
The barangay reported a 73 percent drop in dengue cases from January to June as compared to the same period in 2012.—Jaymee T. Gamil
Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of INQUIRER.net. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94