Zamboanga City has lesser dengue cases in 2014

January 9, 2015 3:07 am 

By R.G. Antonet A. Go

ZAMBOANGA CITY, Jan. 8 (PNA) -– The City Health Office has recorded lesser dengue cases in 2014 registering a decline of 1,044 cases and five deaths compared to that in the year 2013.

Dr. Rodelin Agbulos, city health officer, said Thursday dengue cases in 2014 have decreased to 3,767, which is lower by 1,044 than that of the 4,811 cases registered in 2013.

Agbulos said the number of dengue deaths in 2014 also went down to 30, lower to the 35 deaths recorded in 2013.

The health official attributed the decrease of the dengue cases to the continued prevention efforts of the different stakeholders.

“We have activated barangay dengue control teams and trained on what to do against dengue,” Agbulos added.

He urged the public to keep their surroundings clean since it is one of the effective measures to prevent dengue cases.

Meanwhile, he noted that places near rivers and prone to flooding have high occurrence of dengue as stagnant water serves as a breeding place for dengue-virus carrying mosquitoes. (PNA)



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