Rise in dengue cases noted in CdeO-A A +A
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
HEALTH authorities noted an increase in dengue cases in Cagayan de Oro reportedly due to the continuous rain brought about by the low pressure area (LPA) and other weather disturbances since the start of 2013.
Councilor Dante Pajo, chair of the City Council committee on health and sanitation, said not lower than 10 patients are admitted in different hospitals in the city since the beginning of January. He, however, said official data for the month is not yet available.
Pajo said dengue-carrying mosquitoes are no longer thriving in the usual typical weather.
“Dili na gyud motuo og panahon ang mga lamok nga nagdala sa dengue kay bisan og ting-init basta naa lay mapundo nga tubig pwede na man sila mabuhi,” Pajo added.
He said that drainage problem in the city are major areas where mosquitoes now thrive.
Related to this, Pajo said they are doing house-to-house visits to intensify their campaign against dengue, especially in barangays where high prevalence of cases was noted.
“Gihimo na apil sa mga barangay health workers kauban ang city health personnel ang pag-rekorida sa mga barangay para lang gyud ma-aware ang mga tawo sa angay himuon aron malikay sa dengue,” he said.
Symptoms of dengue include fever, headache, muscle and joint pains, and a characteristic skin rash that is similar to measles. (Abigail Chee Kee Malalis)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on January 24, 2013.