CHO renews call for anti-dengue measures

Health authorities (CHO) remind the public anew to help in the fight against dengue, as new cases continue to register on a daily basis.

Based on City Health Office (CHO) records, dengue cases totaled 3,385 with 24 mortalities as of August 27, 2022. The same record shows that dengue hospital admissions totaled 3 as of September 4.

The barangays with highest number of dengue cases are Sta. Maria, Tetuan, Tumaga, Pasonanca, Putik, San Roque, Mercedes, Calarian, Divisoria, Cabatangan, Boalan, Guiwan, Tugbungan, Talon-talon and Culianan.

The CHO urges the public to continue practicing the 4-S strategy, the easiest and most effective way to prevent and control the spread of the mosquito-borne disease.

The 4S stands for Search and destroy mosquito breeding sites; employ Self-protection measures such as wearing long pants and long-sleeved shirts and daily use of mosquito repellent; Seek early consultation; and Support fogging/spraying only in hotspot areas where an increase in cases is registered for two consecutive weeks.

Meanwhile, the CHO Sanitation Department continuously conduct fogging and misting operations, entomological survey and advocacy campaigns among others, to control and prevent the spread of dengue. (Sheila Covarrubias)