CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, PHILIPPINES — Dengue cases in Cagayan de Oro have been on the alert level since January this year, based on the data of the CHO (City Health Office).
According to City Epidemiologist Dr. Teodulfo Joselito Retuya Jr., although there was a decrease in some weeks, it saw an increase in dengue cases in weeks 1-32, where the city recorded more than 1,000 cases in just 8 months.
Dr. Retuya also noted that Cagayan de Oro had a high number of dengue cases three years ago and expected to experience it again this year. Based on their study, there will be an increase in dengue cases every two or three years.
Meanwhile, according to data, those affected by dengue range from 0 to 97 years old, and more are already in adulthood.
Together with the CHO, Mayor Rolando “Klarex” Uy requested the cooperation of the public by constantly cleaning the environment, especially the possible mosquito breeding grounds. He also said to follow the 5 S against dengue; Search and Destroy, Self-Protection, Seek Early Consultation, Support Fogging, and Sustain Hydration.
5S against Dengue
Search & Destroy breeding sites – Keep the environment clean, and destroy the breeding sites of mosquitoes and kiti kiti.
Self-protection measure – Make it a habit to wear clothes that protect against mosquito bites.
Seek early consultation – If you have a fever for two days, consult the nearest health facility immediately.
Sustain Vector Control Measures – Cooperate with the local government in fogging and larviciding activities; this is done in cycles.
Sustain Hydration – Regular drinking of oresol (oral rehydration solution), drinking water, and applying serums if necessary. – WhatALife!/Zed
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