Dengue fever cases up 120% in Baguio in first 6 months – Manila Bulletin

Dengue fever cases up 120% in Baguio in first 6 months

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BAGUIO CITY – Dengue fever cases here in the first six months of this year have increased by 120% and health authorities have reminded residents to practice prevention strategies to head off an outbreak with the onset of the rainy season.

Records showed there were 268 dengue fever cases in this city from January 1 to June 8, compared to 161 during the same period last year.

Dr Rowena Galpo, head of the city’s health services, said there were no dengue-related deaths so far this year, unlike 2021 when there were five.

The city government recently developed an action plan involving relevant sectors to contain the increase in dengue fever cases.

Mayor Benjamin Magalong issued Memorandum No. 105, Series of 2022, directing the mobilization of the 128 Barangay Anti-Dengue Brigade (BADB) to engage the community in a more aggressive dengue campaign.

The memorandum also directs barangays to instruct and assist all households and commercial establishments in the conduct of daily search and destruction activities for dengue breeding sites.

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