DENGUE CASES IN CALABARZON UP BY 124%

The Department of Health (DOH)- CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) reported an increase of 124 percent, higher than the reported cases during the same period in 2021.

DOH-Calabarzon Regional Director Ariel I. Valencia said all provinces in CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) recorded an upward trend in dengue cases due to the rainy season and increased mobility.

“Patuloy ang pagtaas ng cases natin sa dengue, dahil parin sa patuloy na mga pag-ulan at ang pagtaas ng mobility dahil sa economic activity,” Valencia said. 

Valencia added that CALABARZON posted 11, 842 dengue cases or 124 percent higher than the 5, 287 cases recorded during the same period last year. There were 19 deaths recorded. Data also showed that the primary age group affected by dengue ranged from 1 to 10 years old.

Laguna logged the highest number of cases at 3, 705 followed by Rizal with 2, 554; Cavite with 2, 077; Quezon 1, 799; Batangas with 1, 599; and Lucena with 108.

DOH encouraged residents to take the necessary precautions as cases continue to rise since the rainy season is not over. 

“Nananawagan ako sa lahat ng mga residente na gawin ang lahat ng mga pag-iingat para maiwasan natin ang paghantong sa epidemic,” Valencia added. 

“Ngayong nagsimula na ang face-to-face classes, pinaalalahanan din natin ang mga guro na gawin ang mga kaukulang hakbang para maprotektahan natin ang mga bata habang nasa loob ng paaralan,” Valencia concluded. 

Prior to the opening of classes last August 22, the DOH CALABARZON in collaboration with the Department of Education (DepEd) has launched the “Para sa Henerasyong Healthy, Balik Sigla sa Pagbalik Eskwela” in selected schools in CALABARZON. 

The campaign highlights the school-based Dengue Awareness Campaign with 4S strategy, 7 healthy habits, COVID-19 vaccination, and Konsultayo campaigns of the DOH.

DOH CALABARZON has distributed anti-dengue and other vector control supplies to schools and the Local Government Units (LGUs), highlighting the ceremonial installation of Olyset nets.

The DOH reiterated its reminder to the public to follow the 4S strategy, referring to search and destroy breeding places, secure self-protection, seek early consultation, and support fogging or spraying in hotspot areas to prevent an outbreak.

Dengue is transmitted through the bite of a female mosquito (Aedes aegypti). Symptoms include a sudden onset of fever with severe headache, severe pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pain, rash, easy bruising, and nose or gum bleeding. 

The Department of Health (DOH)- CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) reported an increase of 124 percent, higher than the reported cases during the same period in 2021.

DOH-Calabarzon Regional Director Ariel I. Valencia said all provinces in CALABARZON (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon) recorded an upward trend in dengue cases due to the rainy season and increased mobility.

“Patuloy ang pagtaas ng cases natin sa dengue, dahil parin sa patuloy na mga pag-ulan at ang pagtaas ng mobility dahil sa economic activity,” Valencia said. 

Valencia added that CALABARZON posted 11, 842 dengue cases or 124 percent higher than the 5, 287 cases recorded during the same period last year. There were 19 deaths recorded. Data also showed that the primary age group affected by dengue ranged from 1 to 10 years old.

Laguna logged the highest number of cases at 3, 705 followed by Rizal with 2, 554; Cavite with 2, 077; Quezon 1, 799; Batangas with 1, 599; and Lucena with 108.

DOH encouraged residents to take the necessary precautions as cases continue to rise since the rainy season is not over. 

“Nananawagan ako sa lahat ng mga residente na gawin ang lahat ng mga pag-iingat para maiwasan natin ang paghantong sa epidemic,” Valencia added. 

“Ngayong nagsimula na ang face-to-face classes, pinaalalahanan din natin ang mga guro na gawin ang mga kaukulang hakbang para maprotektahan natin ang mga bata habang nasa loob ng paaralan,” Valencia concluded. 

Prior to the opening of classes last August 22, the DOH CALABARZON in collaboration with the Department of Education (DepEd) has launched the “Para sa Henerasyong Healthy, Balik Sigla sa Pagbalik Eskwela” in selected schools in CALABARZON. 

The campaign highlights the school-based Dengue Awareness Campaign with 4S strategy, 7 healthy habits, COVID-19 vaccination, and Konsultayo campaigns of the DOH.

DOH CALABARZON has distributed anti-dengue and other vector control supplies to schools and the Local Government Units (LGUs), highlighting the ceremonial installation of Olyset nets.

The DOH reiterated its reminder to the public to follow the 4S strategy, referring to search and destroy breeding places, secure self-protection, seek early consultation, and support fogging or spraying in hotspot areas to prevent an outbreak.

Dengue is transmitted through the bite of a female mosquito (Aedes aegypti). Symptoms include a sudden onset of fever with severe headache, severe pain behind the eyes, muscle and joint pain, rash, easy bruising, and nose or gum bleeding.

DENGUE CASES SA CALABARZON TUMAAS NG 40%   

Tumaas ng 40% ang bilang ng mga dengue cases sa CALABARZON region mula January 1 hanggang July 9 ngayong taon.

Ayon sa Department of Health (DOH) CALABARZON, umabot sa 5,571 ang dengue cases ngayon kumpara sa 3,989 cases noong kaparehong mga buwan noong nakaraang taon.

Karamihan sa mga cases ay mula sa lalawigan ng Laguna na nakapagtala ng 1,806 cases, sinundan ng Rizal na may 1,161 cases. Pumangatlo naman ang Quezon na may 987 cases, Cavite na may 802 cases, Batangas na may 745 cases at Lucena na may 70 cases.

Ayon sa Regional Surveillance and Epidemiology Unit (RESU), may edad 2 hanggang 60 ang mga nagkakasakit at may 12 naitalang pumanaw.

Nagbabala naman si DOH Regional Director Ariel I. Valencia sa mga residente na maging handa sapagkat hindi pa tapos ang panahon ng tag-ulan.

“Ito yung mga panahon na tumataas ang bilang nila, kaakibat na ito ng tag-ulan at pagbaba ng temperature- It’s their breeding season. Increased mobility is one of the causes seen to have contributed to the increase in dengue cases” banggit nito.

Ang dengue fever ay kumakalat sa pamamagitan ng kahat ng infected na lamok. Kabilang sa mga sintomas ang biglaang pagkakaroon ng lagnat, matinding sakit ng ulo, sakit sa likuran ng mata, pananakit ng katawan, rashes, pasa sa katawan at pagdurugo ng ilong o gilagid. Maaari itong maging hemorrhagic fever (DHF) na pwedeng ikamatay kung hindi maaagapan.

Paalala ng DOH, sundin ang 4S strategy upang makaiwas sa dengue:
Search and destroy breeding places
Secure self-protection
Seek early consultation
Support fogging/spraying in hotspot areas to prevent an impending outbreak.

HOUSE-TO-HOUSE SEARCH AND DESTROY ACTIVITY KONTRA DENGUE, SINIMULAN NA SA SAN PABLO CITY

📷 Cio San Pablo

Azel Beatrice Cabiscuelas

Nagsagawa ng house-to-house upang sugpuin ang pagkalat ng dengue sa iba’t ibang barangay sa San Pablo, Laguna ang Sanitary Division sa pangunguna ni Sanitary Inspector Omar Velasco at iba pang miyembro ng Sanitation and Technical Team ng City Health Office (CHO) sa pamumuno ni Dr. James Lee Ho noong Mayo 16.

📷 Cio San Pablo

Kasama sa programa ang pamimigay ng mga Information and Education Campaign (IEC) materials at paglalagay ng larvicide sa mga pinamumugaran ng lamok at kiti-kiti.

📷 Cio San Pablo

Kaagad na namahagi ng flyers na nagbibigay impormasyon tungkol sa dengue ang Sanitary Team kasama sina Barangay Chairman Alex Reyes at Kagawad Homer Cornista sa Brgy. Sta. Isabel, ang unang binisitang barangay.

Sunod na bibisitahin ang Brgy. I-B sa Mayo 18 at Brgy. Del Remedio naman sa Mayo 20 na mayroong matataas na kaso ng dengue ayon kay Dra. Mercydina Caponpon, Assistant City Health Office.