Dengue Cases In Siquijor Rising

LARENA, Siquijor - A total of 28 dengue cases were reported by different Disease Reporting Units (DRU) in this province from January to May this year. That figure is 62 percent more compared to the same period last year, according to the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO).

Disease surveillance officer Zellamaye Gascon said only 11 cases were recorded last year.

Age of those affected in said dengue cases range from one to 44 years old, both genders represented with 54 percent female and 46 percent male, she said. Majority of those affected are in the 11-to-15 year old age group.

Gascon also said majority of those afflicted with dengue here were from the towns of Maria, Lazi, and Siquijor, with 11 cases or 39 percent, seven cases or 25 percent and four cases or 145 percent respectively.

Larena, San Juan, and Enrique Villanueva towns have two cases each from zero-dengue cases in the same period last year.

To control the rising cases of dengue, Provincial Health Officer Redempta Cortes has called on officers of local government units (LGUs) to intensify their information campaign against dengue, with emphasis on the importance of eliminating the breeding places of dengue-carrying mosquitoes.

She also stressed the need to mobilize the community to actively participate in environmental sanitation activities such as clean-up drives and establish Dengue Brigades in barangays.

Local health units are also being encouraged to initiate clean-up campaigns in communities and continue or sustain disease surveillance on dengue and notify Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (PESU) on the increase of dengue cases in the locality. (Mars Mosqueda)

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