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Dengue deaths now 7

Dengue deaths now 7

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Dengue deaths now 7

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Bohol now draws the attention of the Department of Health as the dengue cases already rose to over 2,000 with 11 deaths.

Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Reymoses Cabagnot, said this year’s record surpassed last year’s.

Last year, the Provincial Health Office recorded almost 1,721 cases with seven deaths also. In 2013, dengue cases reached 3,590 with 26 deaths.

The most number of deaths in five years were recorded in 2012, reaching 21 of the 2,404 cases.

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The PHO recorded 2,700 dengue cases in 2010; 623 cases in 2009; 2,102 cases in 2008; 1,679 cases in 2007; 231 cases and three deaths in 2006; 1,113 and 21 deaths in 2005; 283 and five deaths in 2004; 365 and three deaths in 2003; 289 and two deaths in 2002; 712 cases and five deaths in 2001; and 70 in 2000, with death.

The Regional Epidemiology Surveillance Unit of DOH-7 might make another round to dengue-prone areas in Bohol.

Misting operations have been conducted already in areas with high incidence of dengue such as Sagbayan, while fogging operations are ongoing in Tagbilaran City.

This complement the implementation of the 4S campaign of the DOH—Search and Destroy breeding grounds of mosquitoes, Self-Protection Measures, Seek Early Consultation, and Say No to Indiscriminate fogging.

In the recent monitoring, the increase of dengue cases in Sagbayan started to slow down.

Health officials intensified the anti-dengue campaign in Sagbayan since an outbreak was declared in the town was declared in August because of the sudden rise of dengue cases.

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Other areas that caught the attention of health officials are Bilar, Jagna, Garcia-Hernandez, Carmen, Guindulman, Dauis, Tubigon, Panglao, Cortes and Sagbayan, and Tagbilaran City.

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Batuan, Bilar Clarin and Pres. Carlos P. Garcia are also given pro-active attention considering that they were among the areas that posted dengue deaths in the past.

The five deaths from dengue in 2013 were recorded in these towns and Tagbilaran City.

As of October, Bohol had already been placed in the top list of dengue-affected provinces in the country.

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The DOH record showed that cases from Central Visayas comprise 13 percent of the nationwide count wherein Bohol had been tagged as among the top contributors.

As of the start of the last quarter this year, the DOH Epidemiology Bureau already noted an increase of dengue cases by around 24 percent compared to last year’s record of 75,117 cases nationwide.

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This year’s death toll is also feared to surpass last year’s record of 316 nationwide.

The PHO here monitors school premises, noting that many of the cases have been contracted from schools.

The PHO surveillance and epidemiology team noted the presence of breeding grounds of mosquitoes in some schools.

 

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