6 dengue deaths in August-A A +A
Saturday, September 22, 2012
THE City Health Office (CHO) in Davao recorded six dengue deaths in August.
In a data presented by Elizabeth Banzon, tropical unit coordinator of CHO, the deaths were reported in barangays Agdao, Districts B, C, and D in the poblacion area while Talomo South has two deaths.
Banzon said the city recorded 1,034 cases of dengue in August.
Banzon said the age of dengue patients ranges from three-months old to 79 years old.
She said the barangays with most dengue cases are Buhangin with 132, Talomo North with 68, Talomo South with 124, and 65 in Agdao.
She said Bunawan, Tugbok, District B, Sasa, Toril and District A are also dengue hotspots in the city.
The CHO, she said, is doing its best to combat dengue in the city, adding that each household should also observe cleanliness, which is the very best way to fight dengue.
Banzon said for this month, there are already 116 cases of dengue in the city.
Dr. Josephine Villafuerte, city health officer, earlier said the increase does not mean they failed to do their job in keeping the city's dengue cases decreasing.
"We can attribute the significant increase on the effects of global warming and the seemingly mutation of mosquitoes' behavior," Villafuerte said.
The Department of Health tied up with the CHO in distributing Olyset treated curtains and ovicidal-larvicidal (OL Traps) in 30 barangays here.
Banzon said the items were received by the barangay leaders of the 30 villages.
She said these were distributed to 3,000 households. The city has allocated around P5 million for the project. (ANC)
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on September 22, 2012.