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Dengue cases up 245%

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April 3, 2019

THE number of dengue patients continues to rise in Central Visayas, which registered the largest number of cases in the country, according to a Department of Health (DOH) 7 official.

Ronald Jarvik Buscato, dengue coordinator of DOH 7, described the situation as “very alarming.” 

From January to April 3, the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit recorded 6,097 dengue cases.

“It’s too early. We just ended the first quarter and we have so many cases,” Buscato said.

The official reported that 37 people succumbed to dengue fever. The common causes of death were the complications brought by the disease, such as hypotensive shock and disseminated intravascular coagulation.

The dengue cases rose by 245 percent this year compared to the same period in 2018, which only saw 1,768 cases and 12 deaths.

Buscato said if the number continues to rise, it could break the 260-percent increase in 2016, which was labeled by DOH an epidemic year.

Local government units have been tasked to prevent the spread of dengue.

The Cebu City Goverment implemented its third cycle of spraying mosquito insecticides.

DOH 7 urged the public to clean the surroundings and destroy the mosquito breeding sites.

Meanwhile, health officials decided to continue their measles vaccination campaign in Central Visayas. This was disclosed by Ruff Vincent Valdevieso, the program coordinator of the immunization program at the DOH 7.

He said they have ended their anti-measles program held at the vaccination posts. It was part of their measles outbreak response.

DOH 7 extended the program for another week in April to map out the entire region and determine which areas have children (six to 59 months old) who have not been vaccinated.

Valdevieso said 169,619 children (six to 59 months old) have been vaccinated. Including adults, DOH vaccinated about 268,652 persons. Another 145,618 students from kindergarten to Grade 6 were also vaccinated.

The cases of measles in Central Visayas reached 1,304 from January to April 3 this year.

The outbreak status in Central Visayas is still in effect. (From HBL of SuperBalita Cebu, KAL)

 

 

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DOH-7 regional director Dr. Jaime Bernadas said they expected the dengue cases to still rise as gleaned from the three-year trend of rising incidents of dengue in the region.

Cebu City recorded the highest number of dengue cases this year, with 430  and 5 deaths; followed by Lapu-lapu City, with 361 cases and one death; and Mandaue City, with 206 cases and one death.

The rest of the fatalities came from the Cebu towns of Balamban (2), San Remegio (2), and city of Toledo (2); Tagbilaran City of Bohol (2); and one each in the cities of Talisay (Cebu), Bogo (Cebu), Dumaguete (Negros Oriental); one each in the Cebu towns of Alcantara, Bantayan, Cordova, Daanbantayan, Pinamungahan, Poro, Sibonga and Tuburan; and one each in the towns of Manjuyod (Negros Oriental) and Baclayon (Bohol).


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Dafey

All from a tiny bug! It's amazing that we consider the human race so superior yet such a small creature can wreak havoc on the population.

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Ozepete

When I was a kid (well much younger!) we always put some oil on any still or stagnant water like drains, dams etc. This was to kill off the mozy larvae buy preventing them breathing. Not sure how effective it was cos they say the mozy counter got on the piss and lost count!:scratch_head:

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lamoe

Location, location, location - horizontal & vertical

Old family house sat in the middle of trees - close to cow pasture, pig pens, drainage ditch, etc.  Lots of standing water - got bitten no mater how much OFF I put on if I went outside day or night and even going to the CR inside at night

New place - about 500 Ft (165 M) closer to road, no close trees / drainage ditch, etc.

Also our BR on 2nd floor with screens - not bitten once last 6 day visit -  didn't sit outside at ground level

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34 minutes ago, lamoe said:

I went outside day or night and even going to the CR inside at night

It used to be thought that the mosquito that transmits dengue (Aedes aegypti) only did so in the few hours after sunrise and the few hours before sunset. It's now been learned they can transmit the disease at night-time as well but only in areas with light.

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lamoe
6 hours ago, BossHog said:

It used to be thought that the mosquito that transmits dengue (Aedes aegypti) only did so in the few hours after sunrise and the few hours before sunset. It's now been learned they can transmit the disease at night-time as well but only in areas with light.

It's afraid of the dark. Couldn't resist :rose:

Read articles on it

Almost 100% human  meals

Sip feeder,doesn't fill up on 1 person which is one reason why they're hard to feel - bite then gone

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