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PIA Press Release
2007/10/15

Kalinga reaps results of anti-dengue preventive measures

TABUK CITY, Kalinga (15 October) -- While other parts of the country are experiencing a very alarming number of dengue cases, the province of Kalinga is benefiting the positive results of the 'Anti-Dengue Preventive Measures' of the Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (PESU) Office.

According to Kalinga PESU Officer Jose Pardito Jr., the 'clean-up drives', 'no to fogging' and extensive 'dengue preventive information education campaign' programs finally gained favorable results.

He said that this is indicated by the dramatic drop of dengue reported cases since its peak in 2005 where around seven people died in Kalinga due to dengue hemorrhagic fever.

"Since January to September this year, we have only received 48 cases compared to the 168 cases in 2006 within the same period," he informed.

Dengue cases for this year based on medical records are also less serious since, most of the cases are only described as 'dengue syndrome' or 'dengue suspect', he said.

Most of this year's cases came from Pinukpuk and Tabuk City but reports indicate that cases are sporadic or there is no concentration of the illness in a certain area or certain time of the year, he said adding that these are indications that said incidents are isolated.

However, this development should not make the people loosen up on the continuous implementation of the dengue preventive measures, instead it should encourage the people do their best in totally eliminating the dengue carrying mosquitoes in the province.

"We are still firm in the strict implementation on the no-fogging policy and the regular elimination of possible breeding places of dengue carrying mosquitoes in homes, institutions and in the community," he said.

According to Pardito, cleaning is still very effective not only in eliminating the breeding places of mosquitoes but also eliminates the malaria carrying mosquitoes. Also, the collection and selling of scrapped materials where mosquitoes likely breed like tin cans and plastics could also be a source of additional income, he said.

Recently, the Department of Health (DOH) issued a nationwide dengue fever alert and has asked hospital to designate fast lanes for dengue patients. According to DOH report, Region 6 has the most number of dengue victims, followed by Region 7 and the National Capital Region (NCR). (ggd/PIA-Kalinga) [top]

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