The Zamboanga City Health Office is reporting a continuing increase in the number of dengue fever cases so far in 2022.
According to city health officer, Dr. Dulce Amor Miravite, 338 total dengue cases, including nine deaths have been reported.
She noted that six of the city’s 98 barangays have a high number of dengue cases reported from January.
The six barangays and their respective dengue cases are as follows: Mercedes, 15; Culianan, nine; Divisoria, nine; Zambowood, nine; Lanzones, three; and, Quiniput, three.
In addition, the fatalities were reported from the barangays (villages) of Bolong, Mercedes, Tictapul, Camino Nuevo, Tetuan, Sinunuc, Buenavista and Sta. Catalina.
This has prompted health officials to remind residents today to practice the four “S” strategy against dengue–The four “S” campaign stands for: Search and destroy mosquito-breeding sites; secure Self-protection measures like wearing long pants and long-sleeve shirts and daily use of mosquito repellent; Seek early consultation; and, Support fogging or spraying only in hotspot areas where an increase in cases is registered for two consecutive weeks to prevent an impending outbreak.
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