No dengue outbreak in Cebu City yet

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CEBU City has recorded 1,254 cases of dengue from January 2022 to June 23, but the City Health Department (CHD) said there is no need to declare an outbreak yet.

CHD head Dr. Jeffrey Ibones said Thursday, June 23, that there was a significant increase in the number of cases since health officials are already going down to household levels to detect possible dengue cases.

"Mo saka ni siya tungod kay ang atong mga staff man gud, atoa nang gipa go down sa community. Meaning, dili lang ang mga admitted nga individuals nga nag dengue atong gikuha, apil usab ang nag dengue sa community," said Ibones.

Ibones noted that around 80 percent who tested positive for the disease was composed of children 10 years old and below.

Dr. Ilya Tac-ang of the City Health Office also said that the increase in cases does not mean that there is an outbreak already.

"Ang dengue, endemic na sa Cebu City, so ang atong tan-awon is ang trending gyud. Ang atong nakita nga every three years, mo saka ang cases nato so expected nga this year, mo saka ang cases," said Tac-ang.

She added that they noticed the increase in cases happening in the early part of the year, and this could be attributed to the incessant rains brought by weather disturbances.

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