Dengue cases, up to 14% higher than last year
Tuguegarao City (22 June) -- Officials of the Department of Health (DOH) Region 2 does not only focus on Influenza A(H1N1) after receiving the report that dengue cases got higher as compared to last year.
Dr. Lydia Depra-Ramos, Regional Director, disclosed that from January to June of the current year, there are already 395 dengue cases in the region, a 14 percent higher as compared to last year.
Ramos said this is the season of dengue thatís why more cases are expected to be reported, however, she assured that they are on the alert to take actions on these cases.
"We are paying attention to dengue cases because its getting higher, equally as we are also paying attention to the A(H1N1) virus," Ramos said.
Ramos encouraged all hospitals to put in place their dengue express lane to avoid infection with other patients inside the hospital.
In line with this, Ramos also encouraged everyone to donate blood voluntarily because majority of the patients that need blood units are dengue victims.
"Blood donation help much our dengue patients thatís why we are holding series of blood donation activities in different areas to respond to the needs of the dengue patients and others," Ramos added.
Ramos also advised the people to keep their surroundings clean and dry, do proper healthy lifestyle, and maintain body resistance to fight against any diseases. (Ver/PIA 2) [top]