NewsDesk @bactiman63

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.

Image/City health office of Mati

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.

Subscribe to Outbreak News TV on YouTube

City Epidemiology and Surveillance and Response Unit, rural health midwives, BHERTs and trimedia responded starting January this year to stop or control the dengue outbreak by raising awareness and educating the people, spraying to the affected homes and inspect and close any possible habitat or egg hunt to the mosquitoes carrying the disease dengue virus.