DENGUE cases in Tacloban City recorded a downward trend following the continued “search and destroy” activities led by the City Health Office (CHO), the city government said Monday, September 19, 2022.

Dr. Danilo Ecarma, city health officer, said that at least 13 cases were reported in last week’s monitoring compared to the 43 cases three weeks ago.

Ecarma also urged each household “to exert efforts to combat dengue, such as regular cleaning, covering of water containers, and disposal of stagnant water, especially now that the monsoon months have started.”

According to the City Information Office, the CHO conducted fogging in more than 60 public schools in Tacloban and launched “search and destroy” activities in areas with reported cases of dengue.

A total of 12 city barangays have reported cases of dengue, while clustering of cases was monitored in Apitong, Caibaan, and Barangay 109 V&G Subdivision, it said.

“A clustering of cases in a barangay is considered if it reports cases of the acute infectious disease weekly,” the city government said.

The most common symptom of dengue is fever, vomiting, rash, nausea, body aches, and pain behind the eyes, muscle, joint, or bone.

A lone dengue fatality was reported in the city last February 2022.