By NewsDesk @bactiman63
The Cebu City Health Department has recorded 1,075 dengue fever cases year-to-date, up slightly compared to the same period in 2018 (916).
This is prompted Cebu City Councilor David Tumalak to call on local officials to be prepared and to intensify information campaigns on dengue and other water-borne diseases with the rainy season present.
Province-wide, Cebu has seen 5,965 dengue cases and 36 fatalities.
Earlier this week, the Department of Health declared a National Dengue Alert as countrywide totals of the mosquito-borne viral disease reached 106,000 cases, including 456 deaths.
Dengue infects nearly 400 million people across more than 120 countries each year. Most survive with few or no symptoms, but more than two million annually develop what can be a dangerous dengue hemorrhagic fever, which kills more than 25,000 people each year.
Dengue viruses are arboviruses (arthropod-borne virus) that are transmitted primarily to humans through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito.