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IFSU steps up measures to control dengue

Lamut, Ifugao (25 September) -- The Ifugao State University (IfSu-main) is intensifying its drive against dengue to abate the further spread of the disease in the campus and its surrounding communities.

Nancy Ann Gonzales, Dean of the College of Health and Science, said students and personnel are currently conducting activities related to dengue prevention in the institution.

"Recently, we had conducted a clean-up drive in the school compound including the boarding houses, cottages and villages of students to eliminate the breeding places of mosquitoes that infected some of our students with dengue," Gonzales said.

She added that the clean-up drive was extended to the community particularly in Payawan, an adjacent barangay of Nayon where the school is located.

Gonzales also disclosed that dengue prevention has been integrated in some of the subjects for the students to be aware about the dreaded disease.

Records obtained from the Ifugao General Hospital showed that 35 dengue cases from IfSU have been recorded for the months of August and September that alarmed school authorities.

Meanwhile, the Ifugao State University Graduate Program, College of Education and the provincial government have joined efforts for a dengue prevention and control advocacy.

Board Member James Dulnuan said the advocacy is intended to provide prevention and control measures against dengue outbreak in the stricken areas of Barangay Ducligan in Banaue, Barangays Ayangan and Aduyongan in Mayoyao and Barangays Awayan, Mungayang, Chalalo and Butac in Aguinaldo. The project services will be conducted at the Banaue National High School, Aduyongan Elementary School in Mayoyao and Lower Awayan Elemetary School in Aguinaldo.

It will also extend information as to the proper waste disposal to avoid dengue outbreak and attack of other diseases Dulnuan said.

Dulnuan said that the Department of Health confirmed the sending of medical teams and supplies here and Mt. Province where there have been increasing number of dengue cases now being treated in the hospitals and clinics. (PIA Ifugao) [top]

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