TACLOBAN CITY-Health officials here are confident that its dengue cases remain within a manageable level.

This assessment is in the wake of the decreasing cases of dengue fever in the city.
Based on its latest report, City Health Office (CHO) cited the continuing control and prevention measures of the city government through its fogging operations in the barangays to eliminate breeding grounds of mosquitoes.

“Roughly 43 suspected cases were identified eight weeks ago. However, the number has gone down to eight cases this week,” the City Information Office said in a statement.
For October, CHO and City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office personnel regularly monitored and conducted fumigating activities in the areas with reported cases of dengue.

Fogging operation were held in Barangays 83-B Cogon; 109 V&G; 82 Marasbaras; 84 Manlurip; 25 Paterno Extension; and 110 Utap.

“The search and destroy team also conducted fogging in some schools in the city before the opening of classes this school year,” CHO added.

While the dengue cases continue to decline, the residents were urged to do the necessary precautions to prevent dengue fever in the city.

The CHO also advised households to do their share of eliminating breeding sites of mosquito larvae as well as those barangays that have not yet been checked for fogging/spraying to also coordinate with the LGU to intensify the surveillance and implementation of the 4S strategy.

4S strategy stands for Search and destroy mosquito breeding places, Self-protection or protecting oneself from mosquitoes carrying dengue virus, Seek early consultation from doctors or other health personnel, and Support fogging or spraying in hotspot areas. (RONALD O. REYES)