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Bulacan records over 2K dengue cases with 4 deaths as of early July

Jul 21, 2018 @ 1:39

The number of suspected dengue cases in Bulacan has breached 2,000 with four deaths as of July 7, according to the Provincial Health Office (PHO).

This as Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado urged the Bulakenyos to ensure cleanliness in the environment to prevent dengue cases, especially now that it is rainy season.

“Mahalaga na ating paigtingin ang kampanya kontra dengue at palaganapin ang kaalaman tungkol dito upang ating masigurado ang kaligtasan ng bawat isa. Tanging ang kooperasyon at pagtutulungan lamang ng bawat isa ang magiging susi upang mapuksa ang kumakalat na virus na ‘to,” Alvarado said.

“Kung malinis ang kapaligiran, kaunti din ‘yung lamok, kaunti ang magdadala ng dengue, at kaunti din ‘yung posibleng magkaroon ng dengue,” he added.

PHO-Public Health (PHO-PH) Head Dr. Jocelyn Gomez said that the province has recorded suspected dengue cases of 2,079 from January 1 to July 7, 2 percent higher than a year ago level.

Four suspected dengue-related death cases were also reported this year to the Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance Unit of PHO-PH from the cities of Malolos and San Jose Del Monte and the municipalities of Marilao and Pulilan.

Gomez underscored the need to practice four “S,” search and destroy, seek early consultation, self-protection, and say yes to fogging during impending outbreak.

Dengue is a mosquito-born flavivirus, which can be found in tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world, according to the World Health Organization.

The usual symptoms of dengue include high fever, severe headaches, skin rashes, pain behind the eyes, vomiting, and nausea.

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