DOH-7 issues dengue warning | Inquirer News

DOH-7 issues dengue warning

/ 07:15 AM August 22, 2011

THE Department of Health in Central Visayas  (DOH-7) warned residents that dengue cases will be prevalent in this rainy season

DOH-7 Regional Director Susana Madarieta said dengue carrying mosquitoes  thrive because there are more places with stagnant rainwater  for them to breed.

She reminded the public  that empty receptacles that might store water like vases, rubber wheels and stagnant ponds  are possible sources of dengue carrying mosquitoes.

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As of Aug. 13, the Regional Epidemiological and Surviellance Unit in Central Visays  recorded  2, 717 cases with  with 18 deaths.

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This is still lower compared to the same period last year with 5,394 cases and 40 detahs. Cebu City still tops the list with most cases at 20 deaths and 930 patients.

Lapu-Lapu city followed with 166 patients and one death and Madnaue City with 154 cases and one death.

The local govenrment units were reminded to intensify their information campaign and mobilize their community to participate on sanitation activities to drive out dengue.

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