TACLOBAN CITY-To continually bring down the cases of dengue in the city, the local government of Tacloban has scheduled larval survey, fogging and search and destroy activities in five densely-populated barangays from October 1 to 10, 2019.
City Health Office (CHO) personnel first conducted a larval survey and fogging activities in Brgy. 60 Sagkahan on October 4 and 5, while fogging was conducted in Brgy. 76 Fatima on October 4.
Larval survey or mosquito surveillance is done to identify mosquito-breeding sites while fogging uses pesticides to kill mosquitoes in communities with monitored cases of dengue.
Meantime, search and destroy activities was conducted in Barangays 93 Bagacay (October 2-6), 68 Anibong (October 3-7), 67 Anibong (October 4-8), 76 Fatima (October 5 -9), and 60 Sagkahan (October 6-10).
During a community outreach program in the northern barangays, Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez announced the drop of dengue cases in the city.
He was however quick to remind the residents not to be complacent and do what’s necessary to combat dengue; like covering water containers and keeping surroundings clean.
As of this writing, no new dengue cases or deaths were reported by the CHO.
Dengue rapid test and other health interventions for dengue patients, meanwhile remain available in the seven district health centers of the local government.