Zambo folks cautioned vs. dengue amid Covid 19 scare

The public has been reminded to take precautionary measures and help prevent and control the spread of dengue hemorrhagic fever, a mosquito borne disease caused by the dengue virus.

Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite, city health officer, said Thursday the public should not disregard other diseases, such as dengue, whose number of cases continued to grow in recent months.

Miravite expressed concern that with the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid 19) scare, residents would ignore the risks posed by dengue.

She said Barangay Sta. Maria had nine dengue cases; San Roque, Canelar, Mercedes, Sta. Catalina, and Sinubong, five each; Ayala, Calarian, and Sangali, three each; and Guiwan, two.

Miravite urged the public to constantly practice the 4S habit of searching and destroying mosquito breeding places; implementing self protection measures; seeking early consultation; and saying no to indiscriminate fogging.

Stagnant water, uncovered water containers, flower vases, and unused tires are potential mosquito breeding places, she said.

Source: Philippines News Agency