18 Metro Manila areas found with dengue clusters-A A +A
Sunday, March 17, 2013
MANILA -- Eighteen barangays in Metro Manila have been listed to have clustering of dengue cases, based on the latest disease surveillance report of the Department of Health in the National Capital Region.
Based on the report of the DOH–NCR Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit, 18 areas in 10 cities have been found to have clustering of cases or those with successive dengue cases in four weeks
"Clustering of cases were noted in the cities of Las Piñas, Makati, Mandaluyong, Manila, Muntinlupa, Parañaque, Pasay, Pasig, Quezon, and Valenzuela," said the report.
These are Pulang Lupa Uno in Las Pinas; East Rembo, and West Rembo in Makati; Plainview in Mandaluyong; Barangay 323, and Barangay 598 in Manila; Cupang in Muntinlupa; San Antonio, San Dionisio, and San Isidro in Parañaque; Barangay 183 in Pasay; Caniogan, and Pinagbuhatan in Pasig; Batasan Hills, Commonwealth, Holy Spirit, and Tatalon in Quezon City; and Gen. T. de Leon in Valenzuela.
These areas are contributory to the 1,361 cases admitted in different hospitals in Metro Manila from the period of January 1 to March 2.
Majority of the cases were found to be from Quezon City with 242; followed by Manila with 232; and Caloocan with 130.
The DOH-NCR, however, pointed that the total number of dengue is still way lower than the number of cases recorded during the same period last year.
"This is 64 percent lower compared to the same period last year at 3,736," said the DOH in Metro Manila.
Having the lowest number of cases recorded are the cities of Navotas and San Juan, with 27 and 19, respectively, as well as the municipality of Pateros with only five. (HDT/Sunnex)