ILOILO City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog has directed 180 village chiefs in the city to conduct massive clean-up and maintain cleanliness in the surroundings, especially in breeding places of dengue-carrying mosquitoes.

Memorandum Order 10-035-A, which was issued Monday, showed that the city has several dengue H-fever cases and the rainy season may trigger an upsurge of dengue incidents.

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The barangay captains' memorandum includes destruction of all mosquito breeding places that include old tires, cans, flowers pots, bottles and other items that can hold water where mosquitoes breed.

Mabilog said the city health office has reported more than 300 cases of dengue H-fever and two children have already died due to the disease brought by aedes aegypti and aedes albopictus mosquitoes.

With this, Mabilog said he mobilized the city health office and all barangay health workers to monitor and report immediately any suspected dengue cases in the villages.

Mabilog said he is very much concerned with the spread of dengue, a very debilitating and serious viral disease that can be prevented with proper care and clean environment. (Lydia C. Pendon)