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Monday, September 21, 2015

City Health Office records 233 dengue cases in Dipolog

By Grace Montallana

DIPOLOG CITY The Dipolog City Health Office (DCHO) has reported 233 cases of dengue in the city for the first six months of 2015.

According to the CHO, from January to June 2015, dengue has been the most common disease that affected the residents of some barangays in different age groups.

Those mostly affected with dengue were 0-12 months-5 cases; 1 year old-3 cases; 2-4 years old-  15 cases; 5-9 years old-49 cases; 10-14 years old-48 cases; 15-19- 41 cases and 20 years old with 72 cases, wherein males were identified to have the most number of cases with 121,  and females with 112 cases.

On the other hand, the CHO urged the local folks to observe the 4 O’ clock habit daily and follow ‘’search and destroy ‘’ procedures inside and outside their homes,where the breeding sites of mosquito-carrying dengue virus may be found.

CHO also advises the public to coordinate with barangay officials to help them take preventive measures to avoid dengue.