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DOH Says Dengue Cases Across Eastern Visayas Drastically Increased

The dengue cases across Eastern Visayas have already jumped to more than 400 percent, according to the Department of Health.

The DOH in the region reported that the cases of dengue in Eastern Visayas have drastically increased to more than 400 percent compared to last year’s recorded cases. From January to May 2022, about 1, 351 cases have been recorded including five deaths.

During the same period last year, the dengue cases in the region were only 254. Around 32 barangays have clustering records and most of them were from Leyte.

Dengue Cases

The local authorities informed the residents to implement the 4S strategy; “search and destroy breeding sites, self-protection, seek early consultation, and say yes to fogging”. The strategy aims to prevent the spread of the mosquito-borne disease.

The increasing dengue cases have been first recorded in Central Visayas and other parts of the country. Dengue cases are expected to increase as the rainy season starts last week.

Meanwhile, Bacolod City and Negros Occidental recorded nine deaths this year due to the disease. According to Negros Occidental provincial health officer Ernell Tumimbang said that the province is already on alert after the number of cases hits 633.

Tumimbang said that the provincial health office had a meeting with the local government units in the region to locate the breeding ground of mosquitoes to prevent the spike in dengue cases.

Dengue Cases

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