Bulacan heightens measures to control Dengue this wet season

CITY OF MALOLOS – As the rainy season has officially arrived, the Provincial Government of Bulacan heightens its measure to control if not totally eradicate Dengue disease in the province.
In a recent report released by the Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (PESU), the province has recorded a total of 1,290 suspected Dengue cases from January 1 to May 27 which is 41% lower compared to the same period last year, however, six Dengue-related deaths were recorded.
Also, five towns and cities were identified to have barangays with clustering or the occurrence of four or more Dengue cases within the past two weeks including Brgy.Kaypian, Muzon and Sto. Cristo of City of San Jose Del Monte; Brgy. Lambakin and Nagbalon of Marilao town; Brgy.Lawa and Pandayan of City of Meycauayan; Brgy. Poblacion of Pandi town; and Brgy. San Mateo of Norzagaray town where the affected age range is 1 to 85 years old but majority of the cases are among ages 1-10 years old which is 46% of the total cases. 
With this, Governor Daniel R. Fernando signed Memorandum DRF-03242023-121 for Awareness of Dengue Prevention and Control addressing the 24 mayors to step up and to strengthen the reinforcement of Barangay Dengue Task Force.
He also reminded Bulakenyos to do their part to protect themselves against the threat of Dengue. 
“Panahon na naman po ng tag-ulan, iwasan po natin na mag-imbak ng mga tubig na maaaring pangitlugan ng mga lamok. Hanggang maaari, takpan na lang ito o itapon. Magtulungan po tayong lahat upang mapuksa itong mga breeding site ng mga lamok at panatilihin din po natin na malinis ang ating mga tahanan. Ugaliin rin po natin na gumamit ng mga mosquito repellent upang makaiwas sa kagat ng mga ito,” the governor said. 
The PGB also conducts continuous provision of Dengue Chemicals and Dengue NS1 Kits to cities and municipalities along with the hospitals in the province and supports fogging and spraying to terminate mosquitoes. 
If one is experiencing fever for 2 days or more, the Provincial Health Office-Public Health advises the public to seek early consultation to the nearest hospital or Rural Health Unit for further checking. 
Dengue is a disease transmitted through the bite of female Aedes Aegypti mosquitoes which often live and breed in clean water. During rainy season, more breeding sites of mosquitoes are expected.
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