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Bulacan registers 1,290 dengue cases, 6 deaths

By Manny Balbin & Ramon Lazaro

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — As the country observes National Dengue Awareness Month this June, six deaths and 1,290 suspected dengue cases were reported in Bulacan since January this year.

This was confirmed by Dr. Hjordis Marushca Celis, Provincial Public Health Officer II of Bulacan to UnliNews Online on Friday (June 9), said that the dengue records were monitored by the Provincial Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit of Bulacan from January 1 to May 27 this year.

She added that barangay clusterings, those that have more than four dengue cases in the last two weeks, were reported in the villages of Kaypian, Muzon, and Sto. Cristo in the City of San Jose del Monte; Barangays Lawa and Pandayan in Meycauayan City; Lambakin and Nagbalon in Marilao town; Poblacion in Pandi and San Mateo in Norzagaray.

“The aged 1 to 85 years are more affected by the disease, but the majority are those aged 1 to 10 years old, with 46% of the total cases.

Our office, the Provincial Public Health according to Dr. Celis reminds the Bulakenyos of 5S against Dengue.

She added it starts with the Search and Destroy of Breeding Sites; Self Protection Measures; Seek Early Consultation; Support Fogging or spraying during impending outbreaks; and Sustain Hydration.

Celis also enumerated the steps of the Provincial Government against Dengue like the Distribution of Dengue NS1 Kits to City/Municipality and public hospitals; Drafting of Memorandum DRF-03242023-121 for Awareness of Dengue Prevention and Control signed by Gov. Daniel R. Fernando Addressing the 24 Mayors; providing continuous information to prevent Dengue disease and Reinforcement of the Barangay Dengue Task Force. (UnliNews Online)

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