Bohol: RP’s dengue list

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Bohol: RP’s dengue list

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Alarming rise of dengue cases placed Bohol in the top list of affected provinces in the country.

Of the 92,807 dengue cases recorded from January 1 to September 19 in the entire Philippines, Bohol has been tagged as among the top contributors to the 13 percent attributed to Central Visayas.

Based on the report from the Department of Health (DOH) Epidemiology Bureau, this year’s record is 23.5 percent higher than the 75,117 cases record in the same period last year.

The death toll, however, has reduced from 316 last year to 269 this year.

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Central Luzon still tops the list with 14,127, “followed by Calabarzon with 14,082, National Capital Region with 10,385, Ilocos region with 8,136, Northern Mindanao 6,451, Cagayan Valley 5,677 and Soccsksargen with 5,552”, according to reports.

Central Visayas, contributing 13 percent, is at the bottom of the list of regions with increased record.

In the DOH record, other regions with increased number of dengue cases “are Cagayan Valley (176 percent), Cordillera Administrative Region (164 percent), Metro Manila (156 percent), Central Luzon (119 percent), Calabarzon (95 percent), Ilocos (91 percent), and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (41 percent)”, according to reports.

Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Reymoses Cabagnot noted that indeed many of the cases have been contracted from schools.

The surveillance and epidemiology team sent by the Provincial Health Office to Sagbayan conduct a one-month monitoring, noted the presence of breeding grounds of mosquitoes.

Dengue outbreak is still up in Sagbayan wherein 221 cases had been recorded

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June up to the last week of September 221 with one death.

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The PHO organized an inspection team and dengue barangay brigade in Sagbayan.

The incidence had slowed down, though from 10-15 cases a week in June to August to only at least two a weekly recently.

Cabagnot, however, reminded the public to avoid becoming complacent and continue observing the 4S in the campaign against the spread of dengue.

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Governor Edgar Chatto asked Cabagnot to tap the media practitioners in disseminating information about the 4S campaign of the DOH.

The 4S stands for seek early consultation, search and destroy breeding grounds of mosquitoes, self protection, and “say no” to indiscriminate fogging.

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Cabagnot also advised the public to apply chemicals on mosquito nets and curtains that can drive away mosquitoes but safe to humans.

Sagbayan still ranked third in the region, while Cebu City still tops the list with almost 900 dengue cases, followed by Lapu-lapu City with almost 300 with one death.

Tagbilaran City ranked 6th with almost 200 cases with one death.

In the entire Bohol, there had been four deaths already this year and the number of dengue cases already get close to 1,000.

In other areas of the country, Bulacan and Cavite already “declared a state of calamity in their respective areas due to the rising number of dengue patients and deaths”, based on the DOH record.

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