Dengue, typhoid cases in Baguio decrease-A A +A
Sunday, July 27, 2014
DENGUE and typhoid cases in the city registered 88.89 percent and 52.38 percent decrease in the second quarter of the year, according to a report gathered from the Alay Sa Kalinisan Inc., (ASKI) meeting last week.
The cases were recorded from April to June 2014.
Dr. Donnabel Tubera of the Health Services Office, City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (HSO-CESU) in her report meanwhile said Asin, Quirino Hill and Scout Barrio health districts have no Dengue cases as of April to June this year.
Asin had 32 cases, Quirino Hill, 11 and Scout Barrio had 16 Dengue cases last year.
Several health districts are now down to only one case each, such as Aurora Hill, from 21 cases; Campo Filipino, from seven cases; Pacdal, from 14 cases; and Quezon Hill, from seven cases, all in 2013.
Atok Trail (nine cases), Engineer’s Hill (10) and Irisan (29) also noted a decline with two reported cases each.
Loakan and Pinsao registered three cases each, from 24 and 36 cases last year, respectively.
Atab, City Camp and Mines View have four cases each; from last year’s 25, 31 and 10 cases respectively. Lucban district is down to 7 from last year’s 33 dengue cases.
Dengue cases last year were recorded at 315 which is now down to 35, a marked decrease of 88.89 percent.
On the other hand, from the 126 typhoid cases in April to June last year, 60 cases have been reported for the same period this year, at the CESU.
Dr. Tubera of the CESU reported however that Barangay Asin, from three Typhoid cases in 2013 now has seven, and Quezon Hill with one case has now three; making up a 133.33 percent and 200 percent increase, respectively.
Scout Barrio has improved with no cases reported as of this time after recoding five cases in 2013 while Atab had 10 cases in 2013 has now five showing 50 percent decrease. Atok Trail and Quirino Hill had seven cases each, now with two, both with 71.43 percent decrease.
Aurora Hill recorded six last year has declined to three; City Camp with 12 in 2013, now has six; Lucban with 20 then, has now 10; Pacdal with two, now only one; all having 50 percent decrease in typhoid cases.
Campo Filipino still has three cases; Engineers’ Hill with four; while Irisan had 12 cases in 2013 and declined to three, or a 75 percent decrease.
Loakan had 19 cases last year now has four, a 78.95 percent decrease, Mines View posted a 40 percent decrease, from five to three cases this year. Pinsao had 10 cases, now four, a 60 percent decrease.
Of the reported cases, eight were treated at the Baguio General Hospital, one case at the Baguio Medical Center, five at the Benguet General Hospital, 22 at the Notre Dame de Lourdes Hospital, five at the Pines City Doctors Hospital, and 19 at the Saint Louis University Hospital of the Sacred Heart.
The monitoring reports are part of the ASK meetings as presided by Mayor Mauricio Domogan and attended by concerned government offices and private entities, all for the city’s concerns: clean and green, water quality, air ambiance, graffiti, parks, forestry and re-greening, market, health and nutrition, information dissemination and police reports.
The ASK meetings are conducted at least twice a month. (Julie Fianza)
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on July 28, 2014.