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PIA Press Release
Monday, January 30, 2012


Health campaign in Capiz continues

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Jan. 30 (PIA) -- Health officials in Capiz continue to conduct intensified advocacies to maintain the low cases of different preventable diseases.

Provincial Health Information Officer Joeffry Espiritu said that a year-round health education and information campaign is done to ensure that the public will be fully aware of the different diseases that can be prevented if only given attention.

The continuous and intensified health campaign is in line with the thrust in the Philippine Development Plan, particularly towards improved health services, disease control and sanitation.

Among those is the dengue disease, which can be prevented by practicing cleanliness and environmental sanitation, he stressed.

Espiritu likewise said parent’s submission of their children to immunization is also a way of preventing diseases such as measles.

From January 1 to January 21, he revealed that there are only five dengue cases, six cases of measles, and only seven cases of leptospirosis. Of which, only six patients are Capiceños.

Records from the Capiz Epidemiological Surveillance and Response Unit (CESRU) showed that there was also a 97 percent decline in the number of dengue cases last year compared to that in 2010.

Espiritu likewise said that there was a significant decrease in rabies cases, acute bloody diarrhea, , acute hemorrhagic fever, acute viral hepatitis, bacterial meningitis, influenza-like illness, malaria and typhoid and paratyphoid fever last year compared to the previous year.

However, a significant increase in the cases of leptospirosis and measles was noted last year compared to that in 2010.

On the other hand, Espiritu has called on the public anew to take extra precaution against the different diseases which are very common especially with changing climatic conditions.

Among those he cited include flu, dengue, leptospirosis, cough and other water-borne diseases. (JSC/JBG-PIA6 Capiz)

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