ZAMBOANGA CITY LAUNCHES ANTI-DENGUE DRIVE
ZAMBOANGA CITY — The City Health Office has started implementing its anti-dengue health advocacy in barangays with the most number of deadly mosquito bites.
This developed after the City Health Office recorded an increase in dengue cases since August this year, registering 194 cases compared to 184 in the same period last year.
Dr. Annie Rose Amar, City Epidemiology Surveillance Unit (CESU) head, said that in September this year there were 207 dengue cases against 109 of the same period in 2017.
Amar said that in November, this year, they have recorded 224 cases compared to the 90 cases of the same period last year.
The first three weeks of December, this year, registered 71 dengue cases while there were only 65 for the entire month last year.
Sanitary inspectors have been mobilized for the anti-dengue campaign, Amar said.
The CESU chief identified the barangays with the most number of dengue cases as the following: Pasonanca, 133; Calarian, 118; Talon-Talon, 75; Baliwasan, 74; Sta. Maria, 61; Recodo, 69; San Roque, 58; Mercedes, 55; Putik, 55; Tumaga, 50; and, Canelar, 48.
Meanwhile, Amar said the measles outbreak had already been controlled with only one case reported in the last two weeks. (PNA)
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