TACLOBAN CITY- The Department of Health (DOH) has reported of more than 4,300 cases of dengue fever in the region with nine deaths.
The cases cover the period of January up to August 10.
The DOH said that from this period, a total of 4,309 dengue fever cases were monitored by their office of which nine of them have died.
This year’s dengue fever is lower by 73% compare to last year of the same period or 16,238 cases.
Among the six provinces of the region, Leyte posted the highest cases at 2,194 comprising 50.9 percent of the total cases followed by Southern Leyte with 592 cases; Samar, 536 cases; Biliran, 416; Eastern Samar, 298 cases and Northern Samar, 281 cases.
DOH Director Minerva Molon, in a statement, said that no new recorded death for dengue last month.
The night death cases of the region due to dengue fever were from Abuyog, La Paz, Ormoc City, Baybay City and Tacloban City, all in Leyte; Giporlos, Arteche, Gen. Macarthur, all in Eastern Samar; Tagapul-an in Samar.
Molon urged the public to observe the 4 strategy in the fight against dengue fever.
First is the search and destroy, clean all spaces where mosquitos may lay eggs at home and in offices; seek early consultation, if symptoms of the disease reoccurs for the next 2 to 4 days, such as fever, headache, vomiting, diarrhea muscles and joints pain and most especially rashes; third is self-protection by wearing appropriate clothes and use of insect repellant.
Fourth is saying yes to fogging activities when there is clustering of cases.