In the the City of Mati in Davao Oriental province in the southern Philippines, city health officials issued a dengue fever advisory due to an increase in the mosquito-borne viral disease.
In January 2022, according to Mati City Health Officer, Dr. Ben Hur Catbagan Jr., 29 dengue cases were reported including five cases that were also COVID-19 positive.
Nine out of twenty six barangays (villages) were affected by dengue: Brgy. Central, Brgy. Side by side, Brgy. Visit, Brgy. Don Enrique Lopez, Brgy. Don Martin Marundan, Brgy. Don Salvador Lopez, Brgy. Macambol, Brgy. Matiao, and Brgy. Sainz.
The Mati City Health Office (CHO) urged the public to avoid dengue disease by avoiding mosquito bites and to implement method that prevent laying eggs of mosquitoes causing dengue fever, and also continue cooperation for always keeping your homes clean.
Residents are also urged to consult immediately at the nearest health center, clinic or hospital if suffering fever for 2 days.
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